Pancreatic pseudocyst

Summary of Pancreatic pseudocyst
A pancreatic pseudocyst is a circumscribed collection of fluid rich in pancreatic enzymes, blood, and necrotic tissue, typically located in the lesser sac of the abdomen. Pancreatic pseudocysts are usually complications of pancreatitis, although in children they frequently occur following abdominal trauma. Pancreatic pseudocysts account for approximately 75% of all pancreatic masses.

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Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
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Complications of pancreatic pseudocysts include rupture, infection, obstruction, fistula formation, pancreatic ascites, or .

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A 62-year-old man comes to the emergency department because of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Physical examination shows a sharp abdominal pain localized to just below the sternum. Attempts to discover the patient's medical history are unsuccessful because of his severely slurred speech. Serum lipase concentration was found to be 500 U/L while the serum amylase concentration was 480 U/L. An abdominal CT is obtained and the results are shown below. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?