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Phlegmon of the pancreas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7148799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the significant complications of pancreatitis is the development of a pancreatic phlegmon, a noninfected solid mass of inflamed pancreatic and retroperitoneal tissues. Clinically, a phlegmon may be confused with other pancreatic masses, especially a pseudocyst. Phlegmons typically present as palpable epigastric masses which are solid on sonography and computerized tomography. They usually resolve in a few weeks with nonsurgical conservative therapy. This report discusses the radiographic and clinical picture of pancreatic phlegmons as illustrated by four cases.
T B Hunter; K Haber; G D Pond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-27     Completed Date:  1983-01-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  949-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cellulitis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  radiography,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pancreatitis / complications*

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