CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology 2021; 04(01): 062-065
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716788

A Rare Case of a CSF Pseudocyst Mimicking a Complex Hepatic Cyst

Jatin Sharma
1   Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Sayf Al-Katib
2   Department of Diagnostic Radiology, William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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Funding None.


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) peritoneal pseudocysts are a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunts. They can manifest with symptoms of shunt malfunction or, more commonly, vague symptoms of abdominal discomfort such as pain or distention. The imaging features of peritoneal CSF pseudocysts may be nonspecific. In this case, we report a peritoneal CSF pseudocyst, which was initially mistaken for a complex hepatic cyst on both ultrasonography and MRI. The correct diagnosis was confirmed with a shuntogram and CT of the abdomen.

Publication History

Article published online:
12 October 2020

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