Safety of new endoscopic metal stents
New endoscopic ultrasound-specified metal stents called Lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMS) has been developed recently. They are used in the drainage of pancreatic fluid collections, bile ducts, gallbladder and the gastrointestinal tract. This study “Prospective multicenter international study on the outcomes of a newly developed self‐approximating lumen‐apposing metallic stent for drainage of pancreatic fluid collections and endoscopic necrosectomy” aimed to assess the safety of this new device. Results showed that none of the patients had intraprocedural adverse events, which proved LAMS safe and effective. Furthermore, necrosectomies could be carried out safely through the stent and none of the stents migrated during the procedure. (Dig Endosc. 2020 Mar;32(3):391-398. doi: 10.1111/den.13494. Epub 2019 Aug 30.)
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof. Anthony TEOH in Department of Surgery, CUHK. Prof Teoh’s research focuses on advanced interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP), minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, hernia surgery and robotics surgery.