- As the name suggests, Pancreatic psuedocyst are not true cyst. They lack inner cystic lining . They are a well-known complication of acute or chronic pancreatitis, with a higher incidence in the latter. They may persists > 4 weeks. They are believed to be caused by Pancreatic necrosis causing ductular disruption, resulting in leakage of pancreatic juice from inflamed area of gland, accumulates in space adjacent to pancreas
- Abdominal pain > 3 weeks (80 – 90%)
- Nausea / vomiting
- Early satiety
- Bloating, indigestion
Surgical or Endoscopic intervention is indication if the symptoms from pseudocyst persist > 6 weeks, psuedocyst > 6 cm, complication ( bleeding, perforation, persistent inability to eat) or suspiciousness for malignancy.
For symptomatic pancreatic psuedocyst, options of endoscopic drainage and surgical drainage are available.
Endoscopic drainage is done by advanced gastroenterologist where a window is created between the back wall of the stomach and psuedocyst and the cyst will drain in the stomach.
Surgical drainage consist of Laparoscopic cystgastrostomy where the common wall between stomach and cyst are sutured and cyst will drain in the stomach. Surgical drainage is undertaken if psuedocyst cannot be drained endoscopically.
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