Stapled Cystogastrostomy A Method of Treatment for Pediatric Pancreatic Pseudocyst

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Abstract

An uncommon complication of pancreatic inflammatory disease or pancreatic trauma in children is the development of a pseudocyst. The English literature records less than 100 cases in children and emphasizes that surgical intervention is the indicated form of treatment. The authors have had experience with nine pediatric patients suffering from pseudocysts in a seven year period. All except one were successfully treated by internal drainage; the other spontaneously resolved. Four had cystogastrostomy using a stapler. This method is discussed as far as indications, technique, advantages and complications.

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