Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp 391–393 | Cite as

Acute Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to a Pancreatic Pseudocyst

  • Rahul GuptaEmail author
  • Arvind K Singh
  • Piyush Verma
Case Report


Pancreatic pseudocysts are one of the most frequent complications after acute pancreatitis occurring in up to 20% of cases. Majority of the pseudocysts less than 4 cm resolve in 6–8 weeks. Large pseudocysts in the pancreatic head can cause biliary or duodenal obstruction. However, acute jejunal obstruction due to pancreatic pseudocyst has been rarely reported. We present a case of gallstone-related acute pancreatitis resulting in pseudocyst formation causing acute jejunal obstruction. The patient was successfully treated by surgery.


Pancreas Pseudocyst Bowel obstruction Laparotomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal SciencesSynergy Institute of Medical SciencesDehradunIndia

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