We describe a successful simple, hitherto not described but may have been performed somewhere in the world a nephroscopic technique for the treatment of pancreatic pseudocyst (PP) in urgent or high-risk cases. Endoscopic drainage is recognized as preferred management for patients with PP. However, external drainage ought to be a valuable management in exceptional cases. Nephroscopic management is a minimally invasive approach (MIA) commonly conducted in patient with acute infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) after percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD). It is frequently operated in our institution. We present a case of large infected PP in an 81-year Chinese woman successfully treated by nephroscopic drainage management after urgent PCD. However, it is considered a technically specialized procedure and often requires rich experience.
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Percutaneous catheter drainage
Mild acute pancreatitis
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Infected pancreatic necrosis
Minimally invasive approaches
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Lu, B., Jia, Z., Li, S. et al. Nephroscopic Management of Giant Infected Pancreatic Pseudocyst After Drainage. Indian J Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-020-02483-6