Definition of pseudocyst in English:


Syllabification: pseu·do·cyst
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞odōˌsist


  • A fluid-filled cavity resembling a cyst but lacking a wall or lining.
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    • Thin walled pseudocysts bulging into the stomach or duodenum can be drained endoscopically, with surgical drainage reserved for thick walled cysts and those not bulging into the bowel on endoscopy.
    • However, the wall of the pseudocyst, by definition, should be composed of connective tissue devoid of epithelial lining.
    • A large pseudocyst that ruptures, becomes infected, or hemorrhages requires drainage of the cyst cavity.

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