Question 2#

The most common complication of chronic pancreatitis is:

A. Pseudocysts
B. Duct strictures and/or stones
C. Pancreatic necrosis
D. Duodenal obstruction

Correct Answer is A


A chronic collection of pancreatic fluid surrounded by a nonepithelialized wall of granulation tissue and fibrosis is referred to as a pseudocyst. Pseudocysts occur in up to 10% of patients with acute pancreatitis, and in 20 to 38% of patients with chronic pancreatitis, and thus, they comprise the most common complication of chronic pancreatitis.