Percutaneous retropleural drainage of a posttraumatic pancreatic mediastinal pseudocyst in a child

Zaher Nuwayhid, Noor Kassira, Holly L. Neville, Javier Casillas, Juan E. Sola

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-587
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

Keywords

  • Abdominal trauma
  • Mediastinal pseudocyst
  • Pancreas
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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