Direct endoscopic necrosectomy reduced reinterventions in necrotizing pancreatitis

CHICAGO — Immediate direct endoscopic necrosectomy significantly reduced the number of reinterventions and decreased length of hospital stay compared with a step-up approach in patients with infected necrotizing pancreatitis.“The mortality in pancreatic necrosis ranges from 8% to 39% with higher rates in the presence of secondary infection,” Ji Young Bang, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Digestive Health Institute Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Research and Education at Orlando Health, told attendees at Digestive Disease Week. “An endoscopic step-up treatment approachRead More