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Pancreatic pseudocystwith stent placement in the background of narcotic use: a case report.

Offord S, Gumustop B, Shepard A - Cases J (2008)

Bottom Line: The patient's pain did not improve with bowel rest and pain control.He was transferred to another institution for endoscopic placement of a transgastric pancreatic stent.The procedure decreased the size the cyst and the patient's pain became more manageable.

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Affiliation: Department of Family Practice, Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA. srofford@aol.com.

ABSTRACT
A 49 year old gentleman presents with recurrent abdominal pain. The patient has a known history of chronic pancreatitis, alcoholism and narcotic addiction. Work-up, including computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen, demonstrated a 5.6 x 5.8 cm fluid collection contiguous with the pancreas. This was not seen on CT 18 months earlier. The patient's pain did not improve with bowel rest and pain control. He was transferred to another institution for endoscopic placement of a transgastric pancreatic stent. The procedure decreased the size the cyst and the patient's pain became more manageable.

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CT of the abdomen 7 months later after insertion of the transgasticstent. The pseudocyst now measures just 17 mm in size and the stent is still in place.
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Figure 3: CT of the abdomen 7 months later after insertion of the transgasticstent. The pseudocyst now measures just 17 mm in size and the stent is still in place.

Mentions: The patient's pain improved following stent placement. Following discharge, the patient continued to have periodic admissions for flare ups of abdominal pain, but they became less frequent. Figure 3 shows a CT of the patient's abdomen seven months later. The pseudocyst measures 17 mm in size with the stent still in place. The patient was also enrolled in a methadone program to address his narcotic addiction.


Pancreatic pseudocystwith stent placement in the background of narcotic use: a case report.

Offord S, Gumustop B, Shepard A - Cases J (2008)

CT of the abdomen 7 months later after insertion of the transgasticstent. The pseudocyst now measures just 17 mm in size and the stent is still in place.
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Figure 3: CT of the abdomen 7 months later after insertion of the transgasticstent. The pseudocyst now measures just 17 mm in size and the stent is still in place.
Mentions: The patient's pain improved following stent placement. Following discharge, the patient continued to have periodic admissions for flare ups of abdominal pain, but they became less frequent. Figure 3 shows a CT of the patient's abdomen seven months later. The pseudocyst measures 17 mm in size with the stent still in place. The patient was also enrolled in a methadone program to address his narcotic addiction.

Bottom Line: The patient's pain did not improve with bowel rest and pain control.He was transferred to another institution for endoscopic placement of a transgastric pancreatic stent.The procedure decreased the size the cyst and the patient's pain became more manageable.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Family Practice, Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA. srofford@aol.com.

ABSTRACT
A 49 year old gentleman presents with recurrent abdominal pain. The patient has a known history of chronic pancreatitis, alcoholism and narcotic addiction. Work-up, including computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen, demonstrated a 5.6 x 5.8 cm fluid collection contiguous with the pancreas. This was not seen on CT 18 months earlier. The patient's pain did not improve with bowel rest and pain control. He was transferred to another institution for endoscopic placement of a transgastric pancreatic stent. The procedure decreased the size the cyst and the patient's pain became more manageable.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus