CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2019; 07(01): e24-e27
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688802
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Pseudopancreatic Cyst Extending into the Mediastinum in a 7-Year-Old Child

Mostafa Kotb
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
,
Ahmed Oshiba
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
,
Khaled Ashour
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
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Publication History

26 December 2018

31 March 2019

Publication Date:
17 June 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Mediastinal pseudopancreatic cyst (MPP) is the extension of a pancreatic pseudocyst through esophageal or aortic hiatus into the posterior mediastinum. It can produce a range of manifestations caused by compression by the cyst, for instance, odynophagia, dysphagia, pericardial, or pleural effusion. Here we report a case of MPP in a 7-year-old child who was presented with repeated chest infections and left pleural effusion. It was successfully drained by cystogastrostomy.