Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Pancreatic Pseudocyst drainage experience at a tertiary care unit
Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Pancreatic Pseudocyst drainage
Objective: To evaluate the clinical success, technical success and complications related to Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided Pancreatic pseudocyst (PPC) drainage.
Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on the patients with symptomatic PPC who presented over a period of three years, between January 2015 and September 2018, at Endoscopic Suite of Surgical Unit 4, Civil Hospital, Karachi. Record was analyzed for demographic data, indications for the procedure, complications and success related to EUS guided drainage. Statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS Version 22.
Results: Total number of patients was 71. Mean age was 37.20 ± 17.27 years with a range of 6 to 68 years. Complications occurred in 12 (8.52%) patients, including stent migration (5/12), bleeding (4/12), infection (1/12), intra-abdominal abscess (1/12) and perforation (1/12). Technical success was achieved in 100% and clinical success in 97.1%. There was no procedure-related mortality.
Conclusion: Pancreatic pseudocyst (PPC) is a known complication of acute as well as chronic pancreatitis which can have dreaded and appalling effects. In this part of the world with limited and scarce resources, EUS guided drainage of PPC is most feasible and rational with minimal complications, thus making it a front runner procedure.
How to cite this:
Kazim E, Taj MA, Zulfikar I, Azeem J. Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Pancreatic Pseudocyst drainage experience at a tertiary care unit. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(4):637-641. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.4.1442
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