Case Report

Cervical extension of pancreatic pseudocyst: An unusual cause of neck stiffness and dysphagia

Sneha Harish C, Rashmi Dixit, Sapna Singh, Anjali Prakash
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 26, No 1 | a2385 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v26i1.2385 | © 2022 Sneha Harish C | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 December 2021 | Published: 09 May 2022

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Sneha Harish C, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
Rashmi Dixit, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
Sapna Singh, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
Anjali Prakash, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India


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Abstract

Pancreatic pseudocyst is a common complication that can occur following acute or chronic pancreatitis. Commonly, they are peripancreatic in location. Rarely, they can extend to the mediastinum, and further extension to the neck is even rarer. A 55-year-old man who presented with neck stiffness and dysphagia and on imaging, was found to have a cystic lesion in the neck. Aspiration of the lesion revealed raised amylase levels suggestive of a pancreatic pseudocyst.


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pancreatitis, pseudocyst, cervical extension, dysphagia, neck stiffness, mediastinal pseudocyst, computed tomography

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