Pseudocysts



Pseudocysts


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.


TERMINOLOGY


Definitions



  • Pancreatic or peripancreatic collection of fluid rich in pancreatic enzymes


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


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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