Pancreatic mediastinal pseudocyst is a rare complication of pancreatitis in children. These children usually present with abdominal pain, anorexia, vomiting, and dysphagia. Computed tomography not only is essential in defining the extent of the pseudocyst but also can guide percutaneous external drainage. We present the case of a 4-year-old child with a mediastinal pseudocyst secondary to pancreatic trauma, which was successfully treated with computed tomography-guided percutaneous drainage via a posterior, extrapleural approach.
- Abdominal trauma
- Mediastinal pseudocyst
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health