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Single LAMS versus multigate plastic stent drainage of WON; fair comparison or apples versus oranges?
  1. James Leonard Buxbaum
  1. Correspondence to Dr James Leonard Buxbaum, Division of Gastroenterology, Departments of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 90033, USA; jbuxbaum{at}

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In the recent edition of Gut, Bang et al present an important randomised trial comparing lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMS) versus plastic endoprostheses for the drainage of walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WON).1 The authors demonstrate that caution needs to be exercised when using LAMS for this indication given that they may induce …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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