Drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts

Michael G. Sarr, Gerard V. Aranha, Lawrence W. Way, Scott G. Houghton

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The goals of surgical treatment of most pancreatic pseudocysts are to provide a pathway of internal (enteric) drainage of the leaking exocrine secretions to allow the pseudocyst cavity to collapse, thereby either sealing off the ductal leak or creating a permanent internal fistula for drainage. Internal drainage includes cystogastrostomy, cystojejunostomy, and less commonly cystoduodenostomy. Internal drainage can also be accomplished by endoscopic cystogastrostomy or cystoduodenostomy in selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783540200048
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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