Accessory Glands - Pancreatic cysts (Nursing care plan (To avoid…
Accessory Glands - Pancreatic cysts
Fluid filled sacs resulting from local inflammation and necrosis.
Vascular dilation and increased permeability lead to local accumulation of fluid.
Eventually that fluid gets walled off by fibrous tissue forming a cyst.
As the cyst increases in size, it causes pressure symptoms such as pain.
Due to their retroperitoneal position and growth in size, the pancreatic cysts may impinge on and displace adjacent structures.
Pain and vomiting
History of acute pancreatitis.
Trauma to pancreas.
Complication of acute pancreatitis.
Occasionally it may result from chronic pancreatitis.
Nursing care plan
To avoid irritation by pancreatic enzymes, the nurse must be vigilant to protect the skin around the stoma.
Observe for any signs of irritation for early treatment.
Pancreatic secretions may be suctioned to avoid skin contacts with digestive enzymes.
Ointments must be applied on the skin around the stoma.
Avoid diconnection of the suction tubing.
Related diet therapy
Baked, boiled, grilled, or steamed meat.
Low or nonfat dairy, and vegetables.
Whole grains, Fruits with the exception of Avocado.
Pancreatic cyst surgery - This surgical option is primarily used for enlarged, painful, or cancerous pancreatic cyst.