Pseudocyst of pancreas

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


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

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

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

Imaging features are suggestive of pancreatic pseudocyst

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 a peripancreatic collection of fluid during the later stages of pancreatitis

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