Pancreatic pseudocyst in greater detail.
Let?s take a look.
In this cartoon, you notice at the pancreas
and why do we call it a pseudocyst?
Because the epithelium is not a true
epithelium; hence, it?s called a pseudocyst.
What?s occurring? The fact that there?s
autodigestion and there?s accumulation of
fluid, I?ll give you that.
On CT, if you were take a look
at this pancreas with that bulge
that you see there, the pseudocyst. On CT,
that area of fluid accumulating would then
appear as being black or lucent.
What you?re seeing here in fact
upon your CT is a patient and
that huge area of a pancreas
that is completely enlarged,
represents the pseudocyst. In addition,
you also notice that the areas.
I want you to take a look at - Well,
this is CT, so therefore on your left
then represents the right side
of the patient and then on your right,
obviously will be the left side
of the patient, okay?
Now, based on the CT, I want you
to take a look at the left
side of the patient and, at the very
end of that pseudocyst, I want you
to locate that little area in which you
find increased white opacification.
That represents calcification. So you
have a pseudocyst, and as the name implies here,
properly labelled, we have
pancreatic calcification as well.
Please be able to at this point,
I would only expect in your education
that you?re able to properly
interpret a CT scan.