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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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ZARATE, Luis Augusto; MENDOZA SAAVEDRA, Jairo Enrique; TOVAR FIERRO, Germán  and  ARENAS PINZON., María Alejandra. Transgastric endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst in a pediatric patient. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2018, vol.33, n.2, pp.161-165. ISSN 0120-9957.

A pancreatic pseudocyst is an accumulation of fluid that is almost always sterile and is rich in digestive enzymes and pancreatic juice that is encapsulated in a wall of fibrous tissue and granulation tissue without an epithelial lining. They are generally oval or rounded. Pseudocysts can develop from complications in the pancreas that lead to obstruction or rupture of a pancreatic duct. We present the case of a 9-year-old male patient diagnosed with a pancreatic pseudocyst with progressive growth due to closed abdominal trauma. Multidisciplinary management determined treatment. Due to the characteristics of the pseudocyst, transgastric endoscopic drainage was used, and the procedure was carried out as described herein. The patient evolved satisfactorily.

Keywords : Pancreatic pseudocyst; treatment of pancreatic pseudocyst; endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst; pancreatic trauma; cystogastrostomy.

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