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Recently, Bang et al 1 conducted the first randomised trial on lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMS) versus plastic stents for endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided drainage of walled-off necrosis (WON), which provided significant information for the clinical application of LAMS. We agree with Bang et al 1 that the wider diameter of LAMS facilitates more rapid drainage of necrotic contents leading to faster WON resolution, and we agree that LAMS must be removed at 3 weeks postprocedure if the WON resolved. Our endoscopy centre observed LAMS-related adverse events, including stent buried in tissue2 and cardia occlusion,3 at more than 3 weeks postprocedure.
Bang et al 1 stated that disconnected pancreatic duct …
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