Management of a Complicated Pancreatic Pseudocyst: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Case report Herein we present a case of a huge complicated pancreatic pseudocyst following an episode of acute necrotizing pancreatitis, the treatment approaches and a short review of the literature. Methods An on-line survey in PubMed was conducted using the terms “acute pancreatitis-complications”, “pancreatic pseudocyst” and “pancreatic pseudocyst treatment”. We also used the data from the file of the patient regarding his treatment. Results Treatment of a pancreatic pseudocyst is a challenging process requiring a close follow-up of the patient and a fully equipped institution with medical team ready to cope against any possible complications of the different therapeutic interventions including open surgery. Conclusion Pancreatic pseudocyst is a complication of acute or chronic pancreatitis which should be managed closely for a longstanding period and treated effectively by endoscopic and surgical means, either alone or in combination, so that the outcome of this complication to be in favor of the patient.


Apostolos Αngelis, Stylianos Kykalos, Zoe Garoufalia, Elli Karatza, Nikolaos Garmpis, Christos Damaskos, Theodore Karatzas

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