Total laparoscopic cystogastrostomy for the treatment of pancreatic pseudocyst

Pekmezci S., Saribeyoglu K., Karahasanoglu T., Tasci H.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, vol.12, no.2, pp.119-122, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Laparoscopic surgery may be performed for the treatment of pancreatic pseudocyst when decompression is indicated. Most of reported laparoscopic procedures are performed by inserting trocars via the anterior gastric wall and operating intraluminally with gastric insufflation and endoscopic guidance. We report a patient who was treated successfully with laparoscopic stapled cystogastrostomy and discuss the feasibility and features of such a technique performed with a totally abdominal approach.