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Pancreatic pseudocyst

Pancreatic pseudocysts are fluid collections around the pancreas, which are more common in chronic pancreatitis than in acute pancreatitis.

Symptoms of pseudocysts are

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma are the most common tumor of the pancreas, risk factors are

  • Pain abdomen
  • Jaundice
  • Vomiting
  • Fever in the case of infected pseudocyst
  • Decrease in hemoglobin in case of bleed in cyst
  • Asymptomatic cysts can be followed up
  • Cysts which are decreasing in size usually does not require treatment
  • Endoscopic or EUS guided drainage is done for symptomatic or persistent/enlarging pseudocysts
  • Percutaneous drainage is reserved for cysts not amenable to endoscopic drainage