Muhammad Usman.
Ultrasound guided percutaneous aspiration of Pancreatic Pseudocyst.
J Med Sci May ;13(2):108-10.

Background: Ultrasound guided percutaneous drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst is a relatively new and effective therapy. To evaluate the outcome of ultrasound guided percutaneous external drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts with the help of catheter, this study was carried out a Khyber Teaching Hospital where patients of pseudopancreatic cyst referred from different disciplines where treated by percutaneous ultrasound guided aspiration and the results were compiled. It was a prospective study, carried out at Radiology Department of the Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar Pakistan from January 2002 to December 2004. Research Methodology: A total of 20 patients were included in this study. These patients were already investigated and diagnosed by different wards as pancreatic pseudocyst. The patients were subjected to ultrasound guided aspiration of cyst with the help of a catheter. The patients were sent back to their respective wards and were repeatedly called back for regular monitoring. The drains were removed after they remained dry for 24 hours. The patients were followed for a period for four months. Associated complications like failure of drain, injury to viscera, infection, bleeding and recurrence, were noted. Results: The procedure was quite successful in 14 cases (70%) out of total 20 patients without any complications whatsoever. However drainage was not successful in 02 cases (10%), gut was injured in 5%, infection occurred in (5%), bleeding in (5%) and recurrence occurred in 10%. The average hospital stay was 04 days and return to normal life and activity occurred within 10 to 16 days. Conclusion: The procedure is minimally invasive, quick, safe, result oriented, successful, bedside and inexpensive which may be performed as an out door technique.

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