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Pancreatic Pseudocyst with Fistula to the Common Bile Duct Resolved by Combined Biliary and Pancreatic Stenting – A Case Report and Literature Review
Pancreatic pseudocysts develop in 10% to 20% of patients with chronic pancreatitis, and can cause a variety of complications such as infection, bleeding or development of fistulae. However, fistulous communication with the common bile duct is very rare. The present report describes an unusual case of a patient with a large, symptomatic pancreatic pseudocyst with a fistula to the common bile duct that was treated successfully by combined biliary and pancreatic stenting.
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