Endoscopic transluminal debridement of the pancreas

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Abstract

Most patients with acute pancreatitis will develop edematous pancreatitis with a mild course and spontaneous resolution within several days to a few weeks. However, about 20% of patients will develop necrotizing pancreatitis, which carries a high mortality. This case report focuses on a patient with infected necrosis of the pancreas, which is managed with endoscopic transluminal debridement, a safe alternative to open surgery.

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