Sequel to either acute or chronic pancreatitis
Residuum of necrotic pancreatic tissue,
Associated with alcohol, gallstones or other etiologies of pancreatitis
|General Gross Description|
Usually unilocular intra- or peripancreatic cyst containing heterogeneous material including old blood
Wall may be very dense
May communicate with pancreatic duct system
|General Microscopic Description|
Pseudocyst has no epithelial lining and contains blood clot, hemosiderin laden macrophages, cholesterol clefts.
Cotran RS, Kumar V, Robbins SL: Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. 5th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994, pp. 904.
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|Synopsis by: Melinda Sanders M.D. (T59000M33490)