EUS Guided Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts (PPC’s), Abscesses and Fluid Collections (PFC’s)

  • Amol Bapaye
  • Advay Aher


Fluid collections around the pancreas occur as a sequel to an attack of acute pancreatitis, or less often secondary to ductal obstruction in chronic pancreatitis. Not all fluid collections around the pancreas are called pseudocysts (PPC’s). A PPC is a well demarcated collection of fluid rich in pancreatic enzymes and having a well defined wall of fibrous or granulation tissue [1]. Formation of a PPC requires at least 4 weeks from the onset of pancreatitis. Before 4 weeks, it is called a pancreatic fluid collection (PFC). PPC’s are usually sterile. In presence of pus, they are called pancreatic abscess. Some amount of solid debris is often found in the floor of a PPC, even without active infection [1].


Fluid Collection Guide Wire Cyst Wall Puncture Site Pancreatic Pseudocysts 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Digestive Diseases and EndoscopyDeenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research CenterErandwane, Pune, MaharashtraIndia

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