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Endoscopic Management of Necrotizing Pancreatitis and Pseudocysts (DV077)
Released: June 2017
Viewing Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Endoscopic interventions are rapidly evolving to be preferred treatment modalities for collections associated with necrotizing pancreatitis, as well as for pseudocysts. Application of these techniques requires not only highly advanced technical expertise, but in-depth understanding of a complex multisystem disorder, and integration with other disciplines including interventional radiology, surgery, and critical care. This video explores the latest approach to these entities in depth, divided into 12 chapters over more than 2 hours.

Topics include updated terminology and anatomic review, the spectrum of management modalities, indications for intervention, and equipment, accessories, and detailed techniques for endoscopic drainage and necrosectomy. Equally important are sections on adjunctive and advanced techniques for management of necrotic collections; avoidance, recognition, and management of complications; recognition of failure of minimally invasive approaches and need for surgery; techniques for providing enteral nutrition, and prevention and management of disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome.

See a preview of this video content here.

Target Audience

Advanced endoscopists, practicing general gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical students, physicians assistants, and nurses, and all health care providers involved in the care of patients with pancreatitis

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current terminology of collections associated with pancreatitis, including the differentiation of walled off necrosis from pseudocysts
  • Recognize the indications for intervention in necrotizing pancreatitis and pseudocysts
  • Develop a systematic, multidisciplinary approach for management of collections associated with pancreatitis, including endoscopic and adjunctive radiological and surgical techniques
  • Refine various techniques for endoscopic ultrasound guided transluminal drainage and stenting of collections associated with pancreatitis
  • Enhance exposure to techniques and challenges of endoscopic transluminal necrosectomy and sinus tract endoscopy
  • Avoid, recognize and manage adverse events of endoscopic therapy of collections associated with pancreatitis
  • Construct a strategy for delivering enteral nutrition in patients with pancreatitis
  • Recognize and manage disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome
Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows Requirements:

Operating system: Windows 7+
Browser: Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+

Macintosh Requirements:

Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+


To complete this activity:

1. View the video.
2. Complete the Post –assessment by selecting the single best answer for each multiple choice question. You will be able to change your answer at any time until you click on the finish button.
3. Complete the Evaluation.

You may complete the activity in one sitting, or you may save your work in progress and complete it at a later date. However, to earn CME credits, you must complete the activity prior to the CME expiration date.
In order to claim credit, you must complete the Post-assessment and Evaluation. Completed CME will be tracked in your account and you can print a record of this CME activity at any time.

Contact Info

For technical difficulties, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm Central Time at 1-866-353-ASGE (2743). For questions related to content or CME credits, please email

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $55.00
Non-Member: $80.00
Credit Offered:
2.25 CME Credits
2.25 Participation Credits
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