Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 801–803 | Cite as

Abdominal wall pseudocyst fluid collection: the unexpected presentation of pancreatic pseudocyst

  • Federico PasinEmail author
  • Giulia Tanzi
  • Roberto Grassia

A 65-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain, nausea, and hyporexia lasting 2 weeks. The symptoms were associated with alimentary vomiting and intestinal obstruction. The patient denied any previous episodes similar to this presentation. Her past medical history was unremarkable except for psychiatric disorder.

Physical examination on admission revealed a large palpable mass in the epigastrium with associated tenderness but no signs of peritonitis. The patient was afebrile, tachycardic and normotensive. The laboratory findings showed increased C-reactive protein (143 mg/L), slight elevated levels of alanine transaminase (68 IU/L), aspartate aminotransferase (48 IU/L), G-glutamyl transpeptidase (96 IU/L). The serum bilirubin level, amylase and lipase were normal. The blood count showed hemoglobin at 12.5 g/dL, white blood cells at 8.80 g/L, and platelets at 285 g/L. The tumor markers were also in normal range (carcinoembryonic antigen, 1.3 ng/mL; carbohydrate antigen 19-9, 28.7...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internal Medicine UnitASST CremonaCremonaItaly
  2. 2.Pathology UnitASST CremonaCremonaItaly
  3. 3.Digestive Endoscopy and Gastroenterology UnitASST CremonaCremonaItaly

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