Mediastinum
Cystic lesions
Pancreatic pseudocyst

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 June 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Pancreatic pseudocyst mediastinum
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Pancreatic pseudocyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mediastinumpancreaticpseudo.html. Accessed July 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rarely is present in mediastinum
  • Encapsulated collection of pancreatic secretion, blood and necrotic material
  • Almost always occurs in the lower part of the posterior mediastinum
  • Gains access to the chest via esophageal or aortic hiatus
Clinical features
  • Cystic posterior mediastinal mass that develops over a short time in a patient with pancreatitis (pseudocyst)
  • CT / MRI shows fluid containing mediastinal cystic mass (Radiographics 2002;22:S79)
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