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The LACSEMS: what radiologists need to know

  • Pat W. WhitworthIIIEmail author
  • Brenda L. Holbert
  • Rishi Pawa
  • Neeraj Lalwani
  • Rafel Tappouni
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

LACSEMS AXIOS Stent Pancreatitis Collection Pseudocyst 

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Conflict of interest

Pat Whitworth, Brenda Holbert, Rishi Pawa, Neeraj Lalwani, and Rafel Tappouni declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical CenterWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of Gastroenterology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical CenterWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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