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Pseudocyst management: endoscopic drainage and other emerging techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20142757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudocyst formation is a well known complication of pancreatitis. Not all pancreatic pseudocysts require intervention. Selected patients who are asymptomatic can be subject to expectant management. Spontaneous resolution has been shown to occur in 40% to 50% of patients with no serious complications occurring during the observation period. Intervention is warranted if the patient is symptomatic, there is a progressive increase in size or if the pseudocyst is infected. Surgery was the only available treatment for pseudocysts for a long time. Of late other modalities like percutaneous, endoscopic, and laparoscopic drainage have come to be seen as viable alternatives.
Vivek V Gumaste; Joshua Aron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1539-2031     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-21     Completed Date:  2010-08-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Services at Elmhurst, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York 11373, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Progression
Drainage / methods*
Endoscopy / methods
Infection / complications
Laparoscopy / methods
Pancreatic Pseudocyst / pathology,  therapy*
Pancreatitis / complications*

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