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Complications Associated with a Pancreatic Pseudocyst and Indications for Drainage

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a pancreatic pseudocyst.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

complications, complication detection

ICD-10:

K86.3

Description:

A pancreatic pseudocyst may form after acute or chronic pancreatitis, with development of a defined wall formed of granulation and fibrous tissue surrounding a fluid rich in pancreatic digestive enzymes. A pseudocyst may resolve on its own, or it may progress and cause complications.

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