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A systematic review of studies mostly evaluating the role of fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) for drainage of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) reported a pooled adverse event rate of 23%.1 To overcome the limitations of FCSEMS and to minimise adverse events, a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) was recently developed. The new stent is a single-step drainage device that is very different in design and mechanics from FCSEMS and hence warranted a change in the terminology, so that …
Contributors JYB and SV drafted the manuscript.
Competing interests SV is a consultant for Boston Scientific and Olympus America.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.