Therapeutic percutaneous aspiration of pancreatic pseudocysts

J. S. Barkin, F. R. Smith, R. Pereiras, M. Isikoff, J. Levi, A. Livingstone, M. Hill, Arvey I Rogers

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The therapeutic efficacy and safety of percutaneous aspiration of chronic pancreatic pseudocysts was evaluated. Eight patients underwent aspiration a total of ten times. Permanent resolution was obtained in two patients and a third nonsurgical candidate was offered an alternative therapeutic modality. This procedure is simple, rapid, and safe and could become the initial approach to selected patients with a chronic pancreatic pseudocyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-586
Number of pages2
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology


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