Safety and clinical outcomes of early dual modality drainage (
Bomman S., Sanders D., Coy D., La Selva D., Pham Q., Zehr T., Law J., Larsen M., Irani S., Kozarek RA., Ross A., Krishnamoorthi R.
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing pancreatitis can be complicated by Necrotic Fluid Collections (NFC). Guidelines recommend waiting for 4 weeks from the onset of acute pancreatitis (AP) before considering endoscopic drainage. We aimed to compare outcomes and safety in patients undergoing early versus late drainage of NFC. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients who underwent Dual Modality Drainage (DMD) [combined endoscopic and percutaneous drainage] for NFC from January 2007 to December 2020. Patients were stratified into the "early" group (DMD