Pseudocyst of pancreas

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal

Presentation

Chronic abdominal pain and discomfort. History of pancreatitis few months back

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

There is a well defined cystic hypoattenuated, enhancing lesion noted superior to the body of pancreas, inferior to the greater curvature of stomach, anteroinferior to the spleen and anterior to the upper pole of left kidney. The lesion is abutting the superior border of the body of pancreas and abutting and displacing the splenic vessels.

Imaging features are suggestive of pancreatic pseudocyst

Modality: Annotated image

Annotated image showing position of the pancreatic pseudocyst. 

Case Discussion

Pseudocyst formation is one of the most common complication of acute pancreatitis. Results from organization of peripancreatic collection of fluid during the later stages of pancreatitis

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Case Information

rID: 30711
Case created: 29th Aug 2014
Last edited: 29th Dec 2016
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