Imaging of endoscopic cystogastrostomy in pancreatic walled-off necrosis: what the radiologist needs to know

Anthony Abou Karam, Arya Bagherpour, Jesus Calleros, Shaked Laks

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Acute pancreatitis is a frequent entity encountered by radiologists. In 2012, the Atlanta criteria were revised to help radiologists use a common nomenclature when describing acute pancreatitis and its complications. One delayed complication of acute necrotizing pancreatitis in walled-off necrosis, a collection seen at least 4 weeks after an episode of acute pancreatic necrosis and/or acute peripancreatic necrosis. Multiple treatments have been adapted in the setting of walled-off necrosis, including endoscopic cystogastrostomy. The focus of this article is to familiarize the radiologist with the imaging appearance of this procedure as well as, review the outcomes and potential complications of endoscopic cystogastrostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3043-3053
Number of pages11
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018



  • Cystogastrostomy
  • Pancreas
  • Walled-off necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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