Cystic lesions

Pancreatic pseudocyst

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PubMed Search: Pancreatic pseudocyst mediastinum

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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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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