Current Pediatric Research

- Current Pediatric Research (2015) Volume 19, Issue 1

Pancreatic pseudocyst in a child: A case report.

Pancreatic cysts are challenging lesions to diagnose and to treat. The history of acute pancreatitis is significant as it is one of the cause for pseudopancreatic cyst in children. Acute pancreatitis is recognized with increasing frequency in the pediatric population as a result of trauma, biliary tract disease, viral illness, states of intracranial hypertension and steroids. However trauma is the most common cause of pancreatic pseudocysts in children. The diagnosis requires the careful integration of many historical, radiographic, laboratory, and other factors, and management is markedly different depending on the type and size of cystic lesion of the pancreas. We report a case of pancreatic pseudocyst in a 2 yrs old male child with left sided pleural effusion.

Author(s): Om Shankar Chaurasiya, Sapna Gupta

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