During a cystduodenostomy, a connection between the lining of the duodenum of the small intestine and a pancreatic cyst is made. This provides a place for the cyst to drain.
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Conditions Treated with a Cystduodenostomy:
A cystduodenostomy is performed in cases of symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts, which cause abdominal pain and bloating.
Sometimes, pseudocysts resolve on their own without intervention. A laparoscopic cystduodenostomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
Anesthesia with a Cystduodenostomy:
A cystduodenostomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from a Cystduodenostomy:
Possible risks following a cystduodenostomy include infection, bleeding, organ damage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia.