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International Journal of Advanced and Integrated Medical Sciences


Introduction: Pseudocyst formation is a well known complication of pancreatitis. Intrahepatic pancreatic pseudocyst is very rare event and only about 30 cases have been reported in literature.
We report here a case of 32-year-old male who was previously diagnosed as a case of hepatic abscess. He was referred to our department for ultrasonography (USG) and contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) abdomen with complaint of recurrent pain in upper abdomen. On the basis of findings of CECT Abdomen, diagnosis of large intrahepatic pancreatic pseudocyst in left lobe of liver is made.

Conclusion: Intrahepatic pseudocyst should be considered a differential diagnosis of cystic hepatic lesions in the patients with chronic or recent episode of acute pancreatitis. Computed tomography and high level of amylase in the collection plays an important role for diagnosing this complication.

Keywords: Computed tomography, Intrahepatic pseudocyst, Pancreatic pseudocyst, Pancreatitis.

How to cite this article: Hans P, Tyagi S, Sinha P, Kumar L, Gupta D, Singh R. Rare Case of Intrahepatic Pancreatic Pseudocyst misdiagnosed as Hepatic Abscess. Int J Adv Integ Med Sci 2016;1(4):191-193.

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