Background and Objectives:
Symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts can be drained using open, endoscopic, and laparoscopic techniques. Little is written on the role of laparoscopic drainage techniques after major abdominal operations. We describe a case of laparoscopic cystgastrotomy after pancreaticoduodenecomy.
A 55-year-old female with a prior history of open pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy presented with multiple symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts in the setting of alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis.
After preoperative planning with contrast-enhanced computed tomography, the patient successfully underwent laparoscopic cystgastrotomy with ultrasonic dissection.
This case report illustrates that laparoscopic cystenteric drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts can be performed safely after major open abdominal operations. Further investigation is needed.
Keywords: Pancreatic pseudocysts, Laparoscopy, Ultrasonic dissection, Cystenteric drainage