A pancreatic pseudocyst is a circumscribed collection of fluid rich in pancreatic enzymes, blood, and necrotic tissue, typically located in the lesser sac of the abdomen. Pancreatic pseudocysts are usually complications of pancreatitis, although in children they frequently occur following abdominal trauma. Pancreatic pseudocysts account for approximately 75% of all pancreatic masses. The prefix pseudo- distinguishes them from true cysts, which are lined by epithelium; pseudocysts are lined with granulation tissue.
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Cyst-like space not lined by EPITHELIUM and contained within the PANCREAS. Pancreatic pseudocysts account for most of the cystic collections in the pancreas and are often associated with chronic PANCREATITIS.
The numerical value of pancreatic pseudocyst in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of pancreatic pseudocyst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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