Robotic-assisted cystogastrostomy for a patient with a pancreatic pseudocyst

Alex Cardenas, Andrew Abrams, Evan Ong, Tun Jie

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Pancreatic pseudocysts are generally treated by endoscopic cystogastrostomy. However, difficult cases involving abscess, necrosis, or risk of hemorrhage often require surgical intervention. Here, we report a case of a robotically assisted cystogastrostomy. The patient presented with an infected pseudocyst with adjacent varices. Use of the da Vinci Surgical System allowed us to create a widely patent anastomosis between the pseudocyst and the stomach. The patient tolerated the procedure well without any complications. This report demonstrates the feasibility of robotic cystogastrostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Robotic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cystogastrostomy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pseudocyst
  • Robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Health Informatics


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