Percutaneous pancreatic necrosectomy: a case of difficult pancreatic intubation

Julian M. Choi, Michelle Mulligan, Thomas J. Hugh, Sivakumar Gananadha, Jaswinder Singh Samra*

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A significant percentage of patients with necrotizing pancreatitis will develop an infected pancreatic necrosis that contributes to the morbidity and mortality. Infected pancreatic necrosis requires drainage and debridement. This can be performed percutaneously or surgically. Surgical management may be performed with open or minimally invasive techniques. There has been a trend toward minimally invasive surgical management in recent years. Minimally invasive management requires effective drainage through the use of large-bore drain catheters. We describe a technique that facilitates the insertion of large-bore drainage tubes within the pancreatic collections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e126-e128
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • acute pancreatitis
  • necrosectomy
  • percutaneous necrosectomy


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