Percutaneous debridement and washout of walled-off abdominal abscess and necrosis using flexible endoscopy: a large single-center experience

@inproceedings{Mathers2016PercutaneousDA,
  title={Percutaneous debridement and washout of walled-off abdominal abscess and necrosis using flexible endoscopy: a large single-center experience},
  author={Bradley W. Mathers and Matthew T. Moyer and Abraham Mathew and Charles Dye and John M. Levenick and Niraj J. Gusani and Brandy Dougherty-Hamod and Thomas J. Mcgarrity},
  booktitle={Endoscopy international open},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Direct percutaneous endoscopic necrosectomy has been described as a minimally invasive intervention for the debridement of walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN). In this retrospective cohort study, we aimed to confirm these findings in a US referral center and evaluate the clinical value of this modality in the treatment of pancreatic necrosis as well as other types of intra-abdominal fluid collections and necrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twelve consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING