Clin Endosc.  2012 Sep;45(3):337-340.

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections (with Video)

  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.


Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is often used to guide drainage of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs). EUS enhances the diagnosis of cystic pancreatic lesions and enables real-time image-guided control of PFC drainage. EUS may facilitate the endoscopic treatment of patients with pancreatic necrosis and patients with disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome.


Endoscopic ultrasound; Pseudocyst; Necrosis; Acute fluid collection; Disconnected pancreatic duct

MeSH Terms

Pancreatic Ducts


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