|IMAGES AND VIDEOS
|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 347-348
EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collection with a Hot AXIOS stent in a patient with pancreatitis following distal pancreatectomy (with video)
Lianyong Li1, Sarah Cristofaro2, Changmin Qu1, Shuwen Liang1, Xiaoyu Li3, Qiang Cai2
1 Department of Gastroenterology, 306th Hospital of PLA, Beijing, China
2 Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
3 Department of Gastroenterology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China
|Date of Submission||17-Feb-2017|
|Date of Acceptance||03-Jul-2017|
|Date of Web Publication||28-May-2018|
Dr. Qiang Cai
Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Li L, Cristofaro S, Qu C, Liang S, Li X, Cai Q. EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collection with a Hot AXIOS stent in a patient with pancreatitis following distal pancreatectomy (with video). Endosc Ultrasound 2018;7:347-8
|How to cite this URL:|
Li L, Cristofaro S, Qu C, Liang S, Li X, Cai Q. EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collection with a Hot AXIOS stent in a patient with pancreatitis following distal pancreatectomy (with video). Endosc Ultrasound [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 25];7:347-8. Available from: http://www.eusjournal.com/text.asp?2018/7/5/347/233429
The Hot AXIOS lumen-apposing stent (Xlumena Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA) is a novel double-flanged or “barbell-shaped,” covered, self-expanding metal stent that can be an efficient tool for the drainage of pancreatic fluid collection (PFC), which is mostly caused by gallstone disease, or alcoholic, idiopathic, or chronic pancreatitis.,,,, Herein, we present a case of successful PFC drainage in a patient with pancreatitis following distal pancreatectomy [Video 1].
A 59-year-old woman presented with epigastric pain and nausea. She was diagnosed with pancreatitis 4 months after undergoing a distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy because of pancreatic cancer. An upper ultrasound revealed a normal esophagus. An extrinsic compression was found in the body of the stomach and antrum, along with hypertensive portal gastropathy throughout the stomach. A very careful examination performed with a 7.5 MHz linear echoendoscope revealed a large oval pseudocyst in the body of the pancreas. The pseudocyst measured 120 mm along the long axis and was anechoic on ultrasound. A small amount of layering debris was observed near the bottom of the cyst. Cystogastrostomy was performed with a 15 mm × 10 mm cautery-enhanced lumen-apposing metal stent. Immediately after stent deployment, a copious amount of dark fluid, approximately 1000 ml, drained from the cyst. The stent remained in an excellent position along the posterior wall of the body of the stomach. No unexpected events occurred. Sixty days later, the metal stent was removed using a snare, without difficulty. The pre- and post-drainage computed tomography images are shown in [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: Computed tomography images obtained before and after drainage. (a) Large cyst before cystogastrostomy. (b) Stent is still in place, and the cyst size is decreased. (c) Stent was removed after cyst resolution|
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The findings of this case indicate that EUS-guided cystogastrostomy with a Hot AXIOS stent is safe and effective in the setting of pancreatitis associated with pancreatic surgery.
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