Pancreatic duct (PD) leak leading to pancreatic ascites is a serious complication of chronic pancreatitis. Endoscopic management with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been found to be successful; however, if selective cannulation of the PD is unsuccessful, an endoscopic ultrasound-guided rendezvous procedure can help in bridging PD leaks, provided the duct is dilated. We report a successful endoscopic ultrasound-guided rendezvous procedure in a patient with PD leak, pancreatic ascites, and a nondilated duct with failed ERCP who was a poor candidate for surgery. The pancreatic ascites resolved following the procedure.
A. Prakash, Anoop K Koshy, B, H. Rao, and Venu, R. P., “Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Rendezvous Procedure for a Nondilated, Leaking Pancreatic Duct”, ACG Case Rep J, vol. 5, p. e105, 2018.