Table 2

Number of patients with complicated untreated (group I) and treated (group II) pancreatic pseudocysts

Group I (n=45) Group II (n=45) Fisher’s test
Acute complications 1 8 p=0.03
 Pleural or bronchial fistula12
 Haematoma of the spleen01
Chronic complications 133-150 31 p=0.003
 Bile duct dilatation513
 Digestive compression311
 Thrombosis of the the portal or splenic vein57
Total 14 39 p<0.001
  • 3-150 Patients asymptomatic or with transient symptoms not requiring surgical intervention.