Endoscopic Necrosectomy as Treatment for Infected Pancreatic Necrosis

Dr. Christian Jürgensen

Head of Endoscopy CCM, Department of Gastroenterology, Charité University, Berlin, Germany

Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest.
Received: 07.08.13 Accepted: 02.12.03
Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2013;1:102-105.


Necrotising pancreatitis can be life-threatening, but the introduction of endoscopic necrosectomy has led to a tremendous reduction of lethality. This review describes the technique and role of this method between conservative treatment and other interventional methods such as percutaneous drainage and surgery of superinfected necrosis. A little more than a decade after its introduction, endoscopic necrosectomy has become the gold standard in the interventional treatment of superinfected necrosis.

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