Il trattamento endoscopico delle pseudocisti pancreatiche.

Girolamo Geraci, Giuseppe Modica, Carmelo Sciume', Franco Pisello, Tiziana Facella

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Aim: the Authors report their experience about the endoscopictreatment of pancreatic pseudocysts (PP).Patients and methods: report of 10 cases; evaluation of effectiveness, morbidity and mortality of treatment.Setting: Section of General and Thoracic Surgery, AOUP “PaoloGiaccone”, University of Palermo.Procedure: endoscopic drainage was performed in all 10 patients,with 2 cysto-gastrostomy, 5 cysto-duodenostomy and 3 trans-papillarycystic drainage.Results: 100% successful; one case of bleeding post-procedure(10%), one case of sepsis (10%) and one case of stricture of fistulabetween PP and duodenum.Conclusion: endoscopic drainage of PP is a safe and simple treatment, with high rates of success and low rate of complication procedure-related, complementary to surgery
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)272-277
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Surgery

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