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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

Print version ISSN 0100-6991On-line version ISSN 1809-4546

Abstract

ALBUQUERQUE, Walton; CARVALHO, Marcos Augusto de  and  MOREIRA, Edivaldo Fraga. Endoscopic drainage of pancreatic abscess. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2002, vol.29, n.6, pp.372-374. ISSN 0100-6991.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912002000600014.

Surgical drainage is still considered the gold standard treatment of pancreatic abscess. Patients with high surgical risk, however, require alternative therapy. The authors report three cases of pancreatic abscess that were treated endoscopically. In patients who met endoscopic drainage criteria, treatment was effective, though one case did require surgical intervention as a result of gastric puncture point bleeding. After this initial experience, we believe that endoscopic drainage should be considered in selected cases.

Keywords : Pancreatic abscess; Endoscopic drainage.

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