Pediatric Pancreatic Fluid Collections

Pancreatic fluid collections are a complication of pancreatitis or pancreas disease.


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What is Pediatric Pancreatic Fluid Collections?

Children who have acute (sudden) or chronic (ongoing) pancreatitis may develop pancreatic fluid collections as a result. These fluid collections typically form into a pseudocyst (fluid-filled mass). In this case, the mass is filled with pancreatic juices that have leaked out of the pancreatic duct.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Pancreatic Fluid Collections?

Sometimes, pancreatic fluid collections cause no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they may include:

  • Abdominal pain 
  • Deep ache in the abdomen
  • Feeling of being bloated
  • Fever
  • Indigestion

What are the causes of Pediatric Pancreatic Fluid Collections?

Most pancreatic fluid collections happen after a child has an episode of acute pancreatitis. Other causes include:

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the risk factors for pancreatic fluid collections?

    Your child is at greater risk for having pancreatic fluid collections if they have pancreas disease.