Upfront necrosectomy reduces reinterventions in infected necrotizing pancreatitis

Upfront endoscopic necrosectomy performed at the index intervention resulted in fewer reinterventions compared with a step-up treatment approach among patients with infected necrotizing pancreatitis and fully encapsulated collections.
“Although the traditional treatment approach to infected necrotizing pancreatitis has been open surgical necrosectomy, the technique is associated with high rates of adverse events (34%-95%) and death (11%-39%),” Ji Young Bang, MD, of the Digestive Health Institute at Orlando Health, and colleagues wrote in The Lancet Gastroenterology &

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