Laparoscopy for Pseudopancreatic Cysts

Pseudocyst Symptoms

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
  • Fever
  • A tender mass in abdomen
  • Jaundice symptoms, yellowing of skin & eyes
  • Fluid build-up in the abdominal area

Pseudocyst Treatment

In a case, one is having a small pseudocyst with any sign of 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. It is performed through keyhole procedure in the abdomen, using fine tools and a lighted scope. This procedure minimizes hospitalization and recovery time. 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 Randeep Wadhawan has great experience of managing pseudocysts problems