Palliative endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of a malignant pancreatic cyst causing gastric outlet obstruction.

@article{Silva2006PalliativeEU,
  title={Palliative endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of a malignant pancreatic cyst causing gastric outlet obstruction.},
  author={Rogelio G Silva and William B. Silverman and Henning Gerke},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={472-6}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts has been well described but it is not an established therapy for malignant pancreatic cystic neoplasms. We report the first EUS-guided cystogastrostomy for the palliative treatment of a cystic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. CASE REPORT We describe a 70-year-old male with a nonresectable cystic pancreatic adenocarcinoma causing partial gastric outlet obstruction treated successfully with palliative EUS-guided… CONTINUE READING