What is Pancreatic pseudocyst?
The pancreas is a spongy, tadpole-shaped organ located behind the stomach having the function to make enzymes to digest food and hormones to regulate blood sugar levels. In case, pancreas is injured and its ducts become block, affecting enzyme-containing juices and development of pancreatic pseudocyst, which a fluid-filled sac.
What are the symptoms of Pancreatic pseudocyst ?
It has been seen that patient having pseudocyst problem show different symptoms; however, the most common symptoms are abdominal pain and bloating. Other symptoms sometime includes:
- Nausea & feeling of vomiting
- Appetite loss & weight loss
- Diarrheal problem
- A tender mass in abdomen
- Jaundice symptoms, yellowing of skin & eyes
- Fluid build-up in the abdominal area
What is the treatment for Pancreatic pseudocyst ?
Small pseudocyst without any sign or symptoms, can be treated conservatively. However, in most of case one need following interventions:
- Endoscopic trans-gastric drainage
- Imaging guided percutaneous drainage
- Laparoscopic/open cystogastrostomy or cystojejunostomy
For pseudocysts requiring treatment, most of time surgery is required which is done laparoscopically. During surgery to treat a pseudocyst, the laparoscopic surgeon makes a connection between the pseudocyst and an nearby digestive organ, allowing the pseudocyst to drain through that organ. The connection made may be with the stomach, small intestine, or duodenum, the upper end of the small intestine, depends on the location of the pseudocyst within the pancreas.
Dr Mradul Garg has great experience of managing pseudocysts.
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