Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122--123

Pancreaticopleural fistula and mediastinal pseudocyst: An unusual presentation of acute pancreatitis


Nagaraja Moorthy, A Raveesha, K Prabhakar 
 Department of General Medicine, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, India

Correspondence Address:
Nagaraja Moorthy
Department of General Medicine, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar - 563 101
India

We report a case of an adult male who presented with recurrent massive hemorrhagic pleural effusion with a mediastinal cyst due to an unusual complication of pancreatic pseudocyst-like pancreaticopleural fistula and a mediastinal pseudocyst. The clinical presentation was misleading since the patient presented with predominantly respiratory complaints. High index of suspicion of pancreatic etiology in recurrent massive hemorrhagic pleural effusion may lead to the diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Moorthy N, Raveesha A, Prabhakar K. Pancreaticopleural fistula and mediastinal pseudocyst: An unusual presentation of acute pancreatitis.Ann Thorac Med 2007;2:122-123


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Moorthy N, Raveesha A, Prabhakar K. Pancreaticopleural fistula and mediastinal pseudocyst: An unusual presentation of acute pancreatitis. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];2:122-123
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