Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts complicated by portal hypertension or by intervening vessels

Sreeram Parupudi, A. J. Kaffes, G. V. Rao, D. N. Reddy

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Background and Study Aims: Portal hypertension often coexists with pancreatic pseudocysts and is potentially dangerous if a collateral vessel is in the vicinity of the needle puncture pathway. Hitherto, there have been no reports of pseudocyst drainage in this setting. Patients and Methods: Patients who underwent endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided pancreatic pseudocyst drainage complicated by intervening vessels were assessed for success and outcomes. An Olympus mechanical linear-array video echo endoscope GF-UM 140D was used for the drainage procedure in all patients. Either a "hot" diathermy technique was employed or a "cold" technique using direct aspiration with a 19-G needle, followed by deployment of a nasocystic catheter. Results: Eight patients with a symptomatic pseudocyst and intervening vessels underwent drainage that was guided (n = 6) or assisted (n = 2) by EUS. All were found to have successful resolution of the cyst at follow-up 6 weeks later, while segmental portal hypertension had disappeared in one patient. There were no major complications. One patient had transient hemorrhagic drainage that resolved by itself. Conclusions: Pseudocysts complicated by portal hypertension or by intervening vessels can be safely drained under EUS guidance, even in the absence of color Doppler imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalEndoscopy
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Pancreatic Pseudocyst
Portal Hypertension
Drainage
Needles
Diathermy
Endoscopes
Punctures
Cysts
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Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts complicated by portal hypertension or by intervening vessels. / Parupudi, Sreeram; Kaffes, A. J.; Rao, G. V.; Reddy, D. N.

In: Endoscopy, Vol. 37, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 231-235.

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