Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy
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Percutaneous transgastric drainage of a pancreatic pseudocyst
Percutaneous insertion of a catheter Correcting the position of the catheter
Correct position of the catheter Vast pancreatic pseudocyst with severe abdominal complaints. The cyst protrudes into the gastric cavity. (see also gastric impressions). A pigtail catheter is advanced over a canula into the pseudocyst via the per-cutanous, transgastric route (upper left). Using a biopsy forceps the pigtail reaches itīs final position (upper right). As a result pancreatic cyst fluid drains into the stomach (lower picture).
Sonoscan As an example a sonoscan of a pseudo cyst of the same size (different patient) is added.