II. Pathophysiology

  1. Develops over 1-4 weeks following Acute Pancreatitis

III. Symptoms

IV. Signs

  1. Tender upper abdominal mass

V. Radiology

  1. Right upper quadrant Ultrasound
  2. CT Abdomen

VI. Management

  1. Supportive therapy
  2. CT-guided needle aspiration and drainage Indications
    1. No resolution in 6 weeks
  3. Surgical drainage or resection Indications
    1. Expanding pseudocyst
    2. Pancreatic Hemorrhage or rupture
    3. Pancreatic Abscess formation

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