6 Committee comments

6 Committee comments

6.1 The committee noted that necrotising pancreatitis is a severe condition, which has a poor prognosis if untreated.

6.2 The committee noted that patients may need the procedure repeating many times and that the procedure does not preclude the subsequent use of other treatments for this condition.

6.3 The committee noted the difficulty in doing randomised controlled trials for this procedure.

6.4 The committee noted that the techniques used in endoscopic transluminal pancreatic necrosectomy are evolving, including the use of stents, and the use of carbon dioxide instead of air for insufflation.

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