Vila JJ, Carral D, Fernández-Urien I. Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage guided by endoscopic ultrasound. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2010; 2(6): 193-197
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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Jun 16, 2010; 2(6): 193-197 Published online Jun 16, 2010. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v2.i6.193
Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage guided by endoscopic ultrasound
Juan J Vila, David Carral, Ignacio Fernández-Urien
Juan J Vila, Ignacio Fernández-Urien, Endoscopy Unit, Gastroenterology Department, Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona 31008, Spain
David Carral, Endoscopy Unit, Gastroenterology Depment, Complejo Hospitalario Xeral-Calde, Lugo 27004, Spain
Author contributions: Vila JJ was responsible for drafting the article, critical revision and final approval; Carral D drafted the article; and Fernández-Urien I made a critical revision of the article.
Correspondence to: Juan J Vila, MD, Endoscopy Unit, Gastroenterology Department, Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona 31008, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 18, 2010 Revised: May 25, 2010 Accepted: June 1, 2010 Published online: June 16, 2010
Pancreatic pseudocysts can be managed conservatively in the majority of patients but some of them will require surgical, endoscopic or percutaneous drainage. Endoscopic drainage represents an efficient modality of drainage with a high resolution rate and lower morbidity and mortality than the surgical or percutaneous approach. In this article we review the endoscopic pseudocyst drainage procedure with special emphasis on technical details.