Drugs and Devices

FDA approves new stent for treatment of pseudocysts of the pancreas

On Dec. 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the AXIOS Stent and Delivery System for treating pseudocysts that form in the pancreas and are next to the stomach or small intestine. This is the first stent that is specifically designed for drainage of a pancreatic pseudocyst by creating a new, temporary opening between the pancreas and the gastrointestinal tract. Read more.


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