Laparoscopy for Pseudocyst Pancreas
||Laparoscopy for Pseudocyst Pancreas
Patients with pancreatitis develop damage to the pancreas and later on develop pseudocysts. Pseudocysts are fluid collections with a well-defined wall. It occurs between the stomach and pancreas in the upper abdomen. In general, the majority of pseudocysts are small and heal on their own. Patients with large pseudocysts (more than 5 cms) develop abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, heaviness in the abdomen, and in advanced cases pseudocyst compressed the stomach and duodenum which leads to jaundice and multiple vomitings. For large pseudocysts, surgical treatment is the treatment of choice. For cysts that are in close contact with the stomach, a connection can be made between stomach and cyst (cystogastrostomy), which helps in the drainage of cyst contents in the stomach. Dr. Ashish Sachan has performed multiple laparoscopic cystogastrostomy surgeries.