The LACSEMS: what radiologists need to know
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Endoscopic drainage is increasingly used in lieu of percutaneous or surgical drainage of pancreatitis-related fluid collections. The lumen-apposing, covered, self-expanding, metallic stent (LACSEMS) is a newly produced stent for the transmural drainage of such fluid collections. The use of LACSEMS devices requires close coordination between knowledgeable radiologic and gastrointestinal providers. We review pancreatitis-related fluid collections and show examples from our experience with LACSEMS and the appropriate case selection, planning, deployment, and follow-up for this novel device.
KeywordsLACSEMS AXIOS Stent Pancreatitis Collection Pseudocyst
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Pat Whitworth, Brenda Holbert, Rishi Pawa, Neeraj Lalwani, and Rafel Tappouni declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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