Sep 1, 1977

Pancreatic pseudocysts communicating with the stomach: demonstration by endoscopic retrograde pancreatography

Archives of Surgery
C SugawaS Sankaran

Abstract

The use of endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) provides important information in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts unavailable by other methods. When the pseudocysts communicate with a hollow viscus, the surgeon is better able to deal with the problem if aware of this fact prior to operative intervention. A pancreatic pseudocyst communicating with the stomach was demonstrated by ERP in each of four patients. One of these patients had pancreatic ascites and the other had left-sided pleural effusion, and both were treated successfully by distal pancreatectomy. The other two patients responded to nonoperative treatment. This report emphasizes the potential diagonstic value of ERP in determining the presence and the fate of pseudocysts.

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Gastroscopic Surgical Procedures
Gastric Fistula
Pancreatitis
Retrograde Degeneration
Alcohol Abuse
Acute Disease
Pancreatic Fistula
Rupture, Spontaneous
Pancreatectomy
Diagnostic Radiologic Examination

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