Pancreatic pseudocyst: Dilemma of its recent management (Review)
- Jonathan Hartanto Tan
- Wenjie Chin
- Abdul Lateef Shaikh
- Shusen Zheng
Affiliations: Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, National Health Commission of China Key Laboratory of Combined Multi‑Organ Transplantation, Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment of Organ Transplantation, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organ Transplantation, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310003, P.R. China
- Published online on: December 18, 2020 https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.9590
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Advances in radiological techniques have led to an increase in the number of diagnoses of pancreatic pseudocyst, which is the most common pancreatic cyst lesion disease, accounting for two‑thirds of all pancreatic cyst lesions. Historically, the management of pancreatic pseudocyst has been achieved through the use of conservative treatments and surgery; however, due to the complications and recurrence rate associated with these techniques, the management of pancreatic pseudocyst is challenging. Surgeons and gastroenterologists have attempted to determine the optimal management technique to treat pancreatic pseudocyst to reduce complications and the recurrence rate. From these investigations, percutaneous catheter, surgical and endoscopic drainage with ultrasonography guidance have become promising management techniques. The present review aimed to summarize the diagnostic and therapeutic methods used for the management of pancreatic pseudocyst and to compare percutaneous catheter, surgical and endoscopic drainage.