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