Vacuum-assisted closure in the treatment of peripancreatic fluid collection after pancreas transplantation


Dogan S. M. , Simsek A., Gurbuz H., Piskin T.

ARCHIVES OF HELLENIC MEDICINE, vol.37, no.5, pp.689-691, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF HELLENIC MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.689-691

Abstract

Following improvements in immunosuppressive therapy and the reduction of surgical complications, pancreatic transplantation has gained in popularity. The management of peripancreatic fluid collection (PPFC) is a major concern, especially in the case of retroperitoneal implantation. Percutaneous drainage catheters may be ineffective for clearing large pieces of pancreatic debris. The cases are presented here of three patients who were treated successfully with vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) for PPFC after pancreas transplantation.