Efficacy and Safety of Lumen-Apposing Metal Stents in Management of Pancreatic Fluid Collections: Are They Better Than Plastic Stents? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Hammad, Tariq; Khan, Muh A; Alastal, Yaseen; Lee, Wade; Nawras, Ali; Ismail, Mohammad K; Kahaleh, Michel


  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided transmural drainage has been increasingly utilized as a first-line therapeutic modality for drainage of pancreatic fluid collections (PFC). Recently, lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMS) have been utilized for management of PFCs. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the cumulative efficacy and safety of LAMS in the management of PFC (primary outcome). We also compared the efficacy and safety of LAMS with multiple plastic stents (MPS) in the management of PFC (secondary outcome).


publication date

  • 2018

published in

start page

  • 289

end page

  • 301


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