Laparoscopic cystogastrotomy by ultrasonic dissection after pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodectomy.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: 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. CASE REPORT: 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. METHODS: After preoperative planning with contrast-enhanced computed tomography, the patient successfully underwent laparoscopic cystgastrotomy with ultrasonic dissection. CONCLUSION: This case report illustrates that laparoscopic cystenteric drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts can be performed safely after major open abdominal operations. Further investigation is needed.
Ibikunle, CA; Titus, J; Pan, J; Cruz Pico, CX; Guerron, AD
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