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- n. A pathological collection of fluid, differing from a cyst in lacking a clearly-defined epithelial cell layer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, one of many more or less imperfectly spherical bodies produced by the breaking up of the protoplasm of the filaments in certain of the Protophyta.
- n. In botany: The vegetative cell of any of the blue-green algæ.
- n. In some sporozoans, a structure which is formed from the residual protoplasm left after the sporoblasts are separated off and which by swelling causes the true cyst-wall to burst asunder, thus setting free the spores.
The NAVIX (TM) Device is an advanced endoscopy system, consisting of a multi-lumen catheter with a trocar, anchor and dilation balloons and two guidewire ports, designed to enable secure access, dilation and delivery of guidewires for pseudocyst and abscess drainage procedures.
We present a case of pancreatic cyst with no typical features of pseudocyst in the medical interview, treated by Child's subtotal pancreatectomy by reason of the high risk of neoplasia suggested by radiological and endoscopic examinations.
Pts (n = 14) randomized to an EUS underwent successful drainage (100\%), the procedure was technically successful in only 5 of 15 patients (33\%) randomized to an EGD All 10 pts who failed drainage by EGD underwent successful drainage of the pseudocyst on a crossover to EUS.
Slide 9: Imaging of EUS-guided pseudocyst drainage
Slide 8: Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage: EUS vs EGD Thirty patients were randomized to undergo pseudocyst drainage by EUS (n = 15) or EGD (n = 15) over a 6-month period.