Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2018 Apr;23(2):54-59. 10.15279/kpba.2018.23.2.54.

Complications of Acute Pancreatitis Misdiagnosed as Primary Serous Papillary Carcinoma

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gospel Hospital, University of Kosin College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. euntpark@hanmail.net


Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of pancreas which could lead to a number of complications including pancreatic ascites and pseudocysts. When these complications are severe, the secondary changes in colon, peritoneum or mesentery can make it difficult to distinguish from peritoneal carcinomas. Herein, we report a case of acute pancreatitis that was difficult to differentiate from peritoneal carcinoma. We performed a sequential procedure without peritoneal biopsy to exclude the possibility of peritoneal cancer, and we could diagnose pancreatic ascites and pseudocyst resulting from pancreatic injuries.


Acute pancreatitis; Pancreatic ascites; Pseudocyst; Primary peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma
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