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Interventions in Pancreatitis: Drainage Procedures

  • Pankaj Gupta
  • Pratyaksha Rana
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Abstract

Pancreatic collection is an important complication of acute pancreatitis (AP). The management of pancreatic collections mandates a multidisciplinary approach with the involvement of gastroenterologist, interventional radiologist, and surgeon. Drainage of a pancreatic collection is indicated when there is a suspicion or evidence of infected necrosis, worsening of organ failure despite medical management, severe pain, intra-abdominal hypertension, or pressure symptoms. Despite advances in interventional gastroenterology and minimally invasive surgical techniques, percutaneous drainage plays an important role in the management of patients with moderately severe and severe AP. In this chapter, the indications, technical aspects, and complications of percutaneous drainage procedures for collections in the setting of AP is discussed.

Keywords

Acute pancreatitis Collections Drainage Percutaneous catheter drainage 

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  • Pankaj Gupta
    • 1
  • Pratyaksha Rana
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiodiagnosis and ImagingPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia

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