Nephroscopic Management of Giant Infected Pancreatic Pseudocyst After Drainage


We describe a successful simple, hitherto not described but may have been performed somewhere in the world a nephroscopic technique for the treatment of pancreatic pseudocyst (PP) in urgent or high-risk cases. Endoscopic drainage is recognized as preferred management for patients with PP. However, external drainage ought to be a valuable management in exceptional cases. Nephroscopic management is a minimally invasive approach (MIA) commonly conducted in patient with acute infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) after percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD). It is frequently operated in our institution. We present a case of large infected PP in an 81-year Chinese woman successfully treated by nephroscopic drainage management after urgent PCD. However, it is considered a technically specialized procedure and often requires rich experience.

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Pancreatic pseudocyst


Percutaneous catheter drainage


Computed tomography


Mild acute pancreatitis


Multidisciplinary team


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography


Infected pancreatic necrosis


Minimally invasive approaches


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy


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Dr. Bei Lu, Dr. Yang Cai, Dr. Zhong Jia, Dr. Shijie Li, Dr. Junjie Yin, and Dr. Jingrui Wang were involved in compilation of the data and drafting of the article. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Lu, B., Jia, Z., Li, S. et al. Nephroscopic Management of Giant Infected Pancreatic Pseudocyst After Drainage. Indian J Surg (2020).

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  • Pseudocyst
  • Nephroscope
  • Drainage