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May 1954

CYSTOGASTROSTOMY FOR PANCREATIC CYSTReport of a Case

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BOSTON; MIAMI, FLA.; BOSTON

AMA Arch Surg. 1954;68(5):666-676. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1954.01260050668013
Abstract

THE ANASTOMOSIS of a pancreatic cyst to the stomach is a rare operative procedure, having been reported 55 times in the world literature. The majority of the authors have reported one case, and very few over two cases. Recently, we have had a case in which this type of anastomosis was performed with seemingly good results. We should like to review the etiology of pancreatic cysts, the means of diagnosis, and the treatment of pancreatic cysts, together with a description of our case treated by cystogastrostomy.

There is no question but that the ideal treatment of a pancreatic cyst is removal in toto, but, unfortunately, there are occasions when, because of either the general condition of the patient or the size of the cyst, complete extirpation is hazardous or technically impossible. The extremely large pancreatic cyst (pseudocyst) lying within the omental bursa and intimately associated with and adherent to nearby

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