PANCREATIC PSEUDOCYST AS A COMPLICATION OF ACUTE ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS – CASE REPORT
Snežana Tešić-Rajković1, Biljana Radovanović-Dinić1 and Miroslav Stojanović2
Pancreatic pseudocysts are localized collections of fluid enclosed by fibrous wall, which may arise in association with acute or chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic trauma, or pancreatic duct obstruction. During the evolution of a pancreatic pseudocyst, a rupture may occur as an acute complication. The basic diagnostic procedures which allow visualization of the pseudocyst are ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT). We report the clinical, ultrasonographic and CT presentation of the pancreatic pseudocyst in a 41-year-old man suffering from alcoholic pancreatitis. Acta Medica Medianae 2010;49(2):44-47.
Key words: pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocyst, abdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography