Indications in ■ Pancreatic ductal disruption secondary to pancreatic trauma
Non-Resolving Fistulae ■ Fistulae following debridement of pancreatic necrosis
■ Fistulae from complications of pancreatic surgery (i.e., enucleation of endocrine neoplasms)
■ Fistulae from pancreatic injury during surgery on juxtapancreatic organs (i.e., stomach, colon, left kidney, left adrenal, spleen)
■ Fistulae secondary to external drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts
■ Fistulae associated with pancreatic ascites
■ Pancreato-pleural fistulae
■ Ongoing acute pancreatic inflammation
■ Pancreatic abscess
■ Undrained peri-pancreatic fluid collection
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