Pseudocysts are localised fluid collections, usually developing as a complication of acute or chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatic ductal or parenchymal calcifications are commonly seen in routine radiological imaging, but calcification of pseudocyst is extremely rare. Calcified pseudocysts have been reported in literature as case reports, but a calcified pseudocyst in the lesser sac, without underlying pancreatic calcification, has not been reported. We report a case of a pancreatic pseudocyst with a calcified wall, requiring surgical excision and histological examination confirming the diagnosis.
- pancreas and biliary tract
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Contributors AM prepared the manuscript draft with important intellectual input from GB and AS. Surgical expertise and opinion was provided by BKB. All authors approved the final manuscript. We would like to thank GB for his support in preparing this manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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