Pancreatic Pseudocyst

  • Franco Roviello
  • Corrado Pedrazzani
  • Daniele Marrelli
  • Enrico Pinto
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Pancreatic pseudocyst is defined as a cystic cavity bound to the pancreas by inflammatory tissue and containing pancreatic juice or amylase-rich fluid. Typically, the wall of the pancreatic pseudocyst is fibrous and lacks an epithelial lining, making it different from a true pancreatic cyst. Pseudocyst is the most frequently observed cystic lesion of the pancreas (80–85%) and it is usually related to an acute or chronic inflammatory process of the pancreas [1].


Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Cystic Lesion Pancreatic Juice Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Roviello
    • 1
  • Corrado Pedrazzani
    • 1
  • Daniele Marrelli
    • 1
  • Enrico Pinto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human Pathology and Oncology, Unit of Surgical OncologyUniversity of SiennaSiennaItaly

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