Vikram Deshpande, MD

CT image shows a pancreatic pseudocyst image. A unilocular cyst is located in the head of the pancreas.

Gross photograph shows a pseudocyst in the tail of the pancreas image. The cyst is filled with hemorrhagic fluid. Note the adjacent spleen image.



  • Pancreatic or peripancreatic collection of fluid rich in pancreatic enzymes


Risk Factors

  • Most common: Acute pancreatitis

  • Certain surgical procedures, such as gastrectomy

  • Rarely, pseudocyst may develop adjacent to pancreatic mass lesion, including adenocarcinoma

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Pseudocysts

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