The Interventional Radiological Procedures of the Infections of Pancreas

Maniatis, Petros; Delis, Spiros; Fagrezos, Dimitris; Bakoyiannis, Andreas; Dervenis, Christos; Papailiou, John
February 2010
Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets;Feb2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
Infected necrotizing pancreatitis is the most severe form of acute pancreatitis and is related with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The close cooperation and communication, working as a team, among interventional radiologists surgeons and gastroenterologists improves the successful treatment considerably. Therapeutic modalities such as percutaneous CT-guided catheter drainage can be helpful to save lives, changing dramatically the clinical aspect of the patient. The objective of this paper is to review the indications and techniques of image-guided percutaneous treatment of pancreatic infected pseudocysts and to report our clinical experience and observations made during primary CT-guided percutaneous catheter drainage of infected abscesses.


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