Coexistence of Major Complications in Pancreatic Pseudocyst: Case report
Ömer Fatih Nas, Murat Pekgöz 1 * , Emre Ökeer, Cüneyt Erdoğan, Gürsel Savcı, Selim Gürel
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1 Uludağ University, Medical School, Department of Gastroenterology, Görükle, Bursa, Turkey
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Pancreatic pseudocyst is the most common cystic lesion of the pancreas seen following acute and chronic pancreatitis in 2-10% and 10-30%, respectively. Imaging findings vary depending on the age and severity of the attack. Infection, hemorrhage and rupture are the most frightening complications. The possibility of spontaneous recovery is consider­ably low. A 63-year old male patient who has history of longstanding alcohol consumption presented to the emer­gency department with complaints of abdominal pain. On computerized tomography (CT), an encapsulated and round peripancreatic collection with a size of approximately 8.5x7.5 cm was detected in pancreatic head. In the literature, no article is published mentioning coexistence of complication such as infection, hemorrhage and rupture. We present the association of these three complications observed in our case.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2016 - Volume 7 Issue 2, pp. 203-206

Publication date: 16 Jun 2016

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