Published in Medical Imaging Business Week, February 19th, 2009
"This report describes the feasibility and efficacy of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery for pancreatic abscesses. This study reviewed 35 consecutively treated patients for the period 1994-2007. The approaches alone or in combination were transmural (transgastric or transduodenal) and transpapillary. The criteria for abscesses were two or more of the following: fever, abdominal pain, elevated white blood count (WBC), and positive fluid cultures. The...
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