Peroral Pancreatoscopy (POPS)
Peroral pancreatoscopy (POPS) is useful especially in the diagnosis of complicated cases with pancreatic stenosis or intraductal opacity as well as intraductal papillary mutinous neoplasm of the pancreas (IPMN). Practically, POPS requires more advanced techniques and the need to care much about adverse events after the examination compared to a usual endoscopy. Accordingly, both the careful consideration for the proper POPS indication and the acquisition of basic POPS technique are essential. However, POPS procedure is not more than the ERCP technique. Once acquired the basic technique of POPS, examiner should get used to it by the experience with various cases. We intend to describe in this manuscript concerning indication, basic technique, and limitation of POPS with some literary review.
KeywordsPer-oral pancreatoscopy Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia of the pancreas (IPMN) Indeterminate strictures of the main pancreatic duct Pathological sampling Intraductal stone therapy
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