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Lumen Apposing Metal Stents: A New Frontier in Therapeutic Endoscopy (OLV012) | 2019 AV Award
Released: April 2019
Viewing Time: 25 min.
Course Description
Over the recent years, there have been major developments in lumen apposing fully covered metal stents for the management of complex gastrointestinal disorders. This video outlines the specifications, pancreatic and non-pancreatic applications, complications, and opportunities associated with this new frontier. We review the latest literature and guidelines, demonstrate the standard practice, and highlight the various potential applications and outcomes associated with lumen apposing metal stents (LAMS). We anticipate that this video will be instructive for fellows in training, endoscopists in practice, procedure nurses and technicians, and anyone who wants a better understanding of LAMS.
Learning Objectives
  1. Common uses for Lumen apposing metal stents for pancreatic disease
  2. Non-pancreatic interventions using LAMS
  3. Common complications using LAMS
Primary Authors
Shyam Thakkar, MD

Secondary Authors
Aslam Syed, MD (First Author)
Neil Carleton, BS
Gurneet Bedi, MD
Gursimran Kochhar, MD
Harshit Khara, MD
Shivangi Kothari, MD
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Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $13.00
Non-Member: $18.00
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
0.5 Participation Credit
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