Wire-guided pancreatic pseudocyst drainage by using a modified needle knife and therapeutic echoendoscope.

@article{Azar2006WireguidedPP,
  title={Wire-guided pancreatic pseudocyst drainage by using a modified needle knife and therapeutic echoendoscope.},
  author={Riad R. Azar and Young Sang Oh and Eileen M Janec and Dayna S. Early and Sreenivasa S. Jonnalagadda and Steven A. Edmundowicz},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={688-92}
}
BACKGROUND Various methods to drain pancreatic pseudocysts by using EUS guidance have been reported in the literature. OBJECTIVE A new drainage technique is described that uses a modified needle knife advanced over a guidewire positioned in the pseudocyst by EUS guidance. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS Consecutive subjects from December 1, 2002, to January 10, 2005, with symptomatic pseudocysts in whom EUS-guided drainage was attempted… CONTINUE READING

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