Lumen-apposing metal stents do not decrease need for endoscopic necrosectomy

Lumen-apposing metal stents for endoscopic drainage were not superior to double-pigtail plastic stents in reducing the need for endoscopic necrosectomy, according to a presenter at the ESGE Days.“The lumen-apposing metal stents did not reduce the need for endoscopic necrosectomy when compared with double-pigtail plastic stents in patients with necrotizing pancreatitis,” Lotte Boxhoorn, MD, PhD candidate from gastroenterology and hepatology Amsterdam University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, said during the presentation. “In addition, [there was] no increased risk ofRead More

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