Pancreatic Pseudocyst That Compressed the Inferior Vena Cava and Resulted in Edema of the Lower Extremities

MORRIS W. BROWMAN, SCOTT C. LITIN, LARRY A. BINKOVITZ, DAVID N. MOHR

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Abstract

To our knowledge, edema of the lower extremities has not previously been reported as a sign of a pancreatic pseudocyst. In this case report, we describe a 66-year-old man in whom such a lesion compressed the inferior vena cava and caused pronounced leg swelling. After drainage of the pseudocyst, the edema did not recur. Although the most well-known complications of pancreatic pseudocyst are pain, hemorrhage, rupture, infection, and obstruction of adjacent viscera, bilateral edema of the lower extremities can be the initial manifestation of this lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1088
Number of pages4
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume67
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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