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pseudocyst Line breaks: pseudo|cyst
Pronunciation: /ˈsjuːdəʊsɪst/

Definition of pseudocyst in English:


A fluid-filled cavity resembling a cyst but lacking a wall or lining.
Example sentences
  • 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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