Endoscopy 2022; 54(09): v29
DOI: 10.1055/a-1757-6793
Author commentary

Author commentary on Radhika Chavan et al.


    Radhika Chavan et al. Impact of transmural plastic stent on recurrence of pancreatic fluid collection after metal stent removal in disconnected pancreatic duct: a randomized controlled trial

    Disconnected pancreatic duct after development of walled-off necrosis (WON) predisposes to recurrent (peri)pancreatic fluid collection (PFC). This randomized controlled trial involved 104 patients with resolution of WON and with disconnected pancreatic duct. Replacement of large-caliber metal stents with plastic stents did not significantly reduce recurrent PFC compared with no further stenting. Recurrent PFCs, if they occur, are usually asymptomatic and do not require reintervention.



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