Top expert Dr. Jacques Van Dam has compiled the most current clinical reviews on lumen-apposing stents, an important emerging field in interventional endoscopy that can substitute for more invasive surgeries. Authors have addressed the following topics in this issue: Fluid collections and pseudocysts as a complication of acute pancreatitis; Surgical management of pancreatic pseudocysts; Evolution of EUS-guided cyst gastrostomy; EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections; EUS-guided biliary drainage as an alternative to ERCP; EUS-guided gallbladder drainage; Novel uses of LAMS; Lumen-apposing stents: Which one and why; Safety of LAMS; Endoscopic closure of fistuli; and How the experts do it: Step-by-step guide. Readers will come away with the knowledge they need to incorporate the use of LAMs in their clinical repertoire.
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Lumen-Apposing Stents - Table of Contents
Foreword: Lumen-Apposing Metal Stents: An Important New Tool for Interventional Endoscopy Comes of Age
Preface: Lumen-Apposing Stents: An Important Step Forward
Fluid Collections and Pseudocysts as a Complication of Acute Pancreatitis
Surgical Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts
The Evolution of Endoscopic Cystgastrostomy
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Biliary Drainage
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Gallbladder Drainage
Novel Uses of Lumen-Apposing Metal Stents
Lumen-Apposing Metal Stents: Which One and Why?
Avoidance, Recognition, and Management of Complications Associated with Lumen-Apposing Metal Stents
Endoscopic Closure of Gastrointestinal Fistulae and Leaks
How the Experts Do It: Step-by-Step Guide