Ultrasound-directed percutaneous endoscopic cyst-gastrostomy for the treatment of a pancreatic pseudocyst

Brian J. Dunkin, J. L. Ponsky, J. C. Hale

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Abstract

The incidence of pseudocysts in patients with chronic pancreatitis ranges from 20-40%. Unlike pseudocysts associated with acute pancreatitis, these do not usually resolve spontaneously. Traditionally, these cysts were drained surgically. More recently, however, they have been successfully managed with endoscopic drainage. This report reviews the history and results of nonsurgical pseudocyst management and describes a case of drainage obtained using an alternative method of ultrasound-directed percutaneous endoscopic cyst-gastrostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1426-1429
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Drainage
  • Endoscopic
  • Pancreatic
  • Pseudocyst
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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