Laparoscopic cystogastrotomy by ultrasonic dissection after pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodectomy.


Journal Article

Symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts can be drained using open, endoscopic, and laparoscopic techniques. Little is written on the role of laparoscopic drainage techniques after major abdominal operations. We describe a case of laparoscopic cystgastrotomy after pancreaticoduodenecomy.A 55-year-old female with a prior history of open pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy presented with multiple symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts in the setting of alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis.After preoperative planning with contrast-enhanced computed tomography, the patient successfully underwent laparoscopic cystgastrotomy with ultrasonic dissection.This case report illustrates that laparoscopic cystenteric drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts can be performed safely after major open abdominal operations. Further investigation is needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ibikunle, CA; Titus, J; Pan, J; Cruz Pico, CX; Guerron, AD

Published Date

  • April 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 292 - 295

PubMed ID

  • 23477182

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23477182

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-3797

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1086-8089

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4293/108680812X13427982377229


  • eng