Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided transjejunal drainage for postoperative pancreatic fistula using forward-viewing echoendoscope

Takeshi Tomoda, Hironari Katou, Yutaka Akimoto, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Naoki Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Noma, Ryo Harada, Shigeru Horiguchi, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Okada

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There are few reports on endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided transjejunal drainage. Here, we report a case with postoperative pancreatic fistula treated by endoscopic transjejunal drainage using a forward-viewing (FV) echoendoscope. A 69-year-old woman who had undergone pancreaticoduodenectomy was admitted because of pancreatic fistula. Placement of plastic stents into the pancreatic duct using a double-balloon enteroscope and EUS-guided transgastric drainage failed. We attempted EUS-guided transjejunal drainage using an FV echoendoscope that can advance through the acute-angled intestinal tract safely, and drainage was performed. There were no complications, and follow-up computed tomography showed complete resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 9 2015



  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • FV echoendoscope
  • Pancreatic fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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