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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 7, 2020; 26(21): 2715-2728
Published online Jun 7, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i21.2715
Alternative uses of lumen apposing metal stents
Prabin Sharma, Thomas R McCarty, Ankit Chhoda, Antonio Costantino, Caroline Loeser, Thiruvengadam Muniraj, Marvin Ryou, Christopher C Thompson
Prabin Sharma, Antonio Costantino, Caroline Loeser, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yale-New Haven Health-Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT 06610, United States
Thomas R McCarty, Marvin Ryou, Christopher C Thompson, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Ankit Chhoda, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Health-Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT 06708, United States
Thiruvengadam Muniraj, Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, United States
Author contributions: Study concept and design: Sharma P and McCarty TR; Paper preparation: Sharma P and McCarty TR; Critical revisions: Sharma P, McCarty TR, Chhoda A, Costantino A, Loeser C, Muniraj T, Ryou M, and Thompson CC.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Sharma P has no conflicts to disclose. McCarty TR has no conflicts to disclose. Chhoda A has no conflicts to disclose. Costantino A has no conflicts to disclose. Loeser C has no conflicts to disclose. Muniraj T has no conflicts to disclose. Ryou M has the following disclosures: Medtronic/Covidien (Consultant), Boston Scientific, Olympus (Consultant), and Pentax (Consultant). Christopher C Thompson has the following disclosures: Apollo Endosurgery–Consultant/Research Support (Consulting fees/Institutional Research Grants), Aspire Bariatrics–Research Support (Institutional Research Grant), BlueFlame Healthcare Venture Fund–General Partner, Boston Scientific–Consultant (Consulting fees), Covidien/Medtronic–Consultant (Consulting Fees), EnVision Endoscopy (Board Member), Fractyl–Consultant/Advisory Board Member (Consulting Fees), GI Dynamics–Consultant (Consulting Fees)/ Research Support (Institutional Research Grant), GI Windows–Ownership interest, Olympus/Spiration–Consultant (Consulting Fees)/Research Support (Equipment Loans), Spatz–Research Support (Institutional Research Grant), USGI Medical–Consultant (Consulting Fees)/Advisory Board Member (Consulting fees)/Research Support (Research Grant).
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Corresponding author: Prabin Sharma, MBBS, MD, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yale New Haven Health- Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT 06610, United States.
Received: January 1, 2020
Peer-review started: January 1, 2020
First decision: February 19, 2020
Revised: March 27, 2020
Accepted: May 13, 2020
Article in press: May 13, 2020
Published online: June 7, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: Lumen apposing metal stents have become widely adopted as a preferred modality in the treatment of pancreatic walled-off necrosis, with even broader applications for multiple alternative conditions. Current literature suggests that the use of these novel stents may significantly improve treatment response and provide a much needed minimally invasive therapeutic option to patients in need.