Clinical Anatomy: Pancreatico-psoas fistula – a rare complication of acute pancreatitis

Clinical Anatomy

The purpose of an integrated modular medical curriculum is to place basic science in a clinical context where the relevance of a multitude of medical facts is made clear to students. The facts then become memorable. How often does this really happen, though, in individual student learning? In this series of case reports we hope to illustrate the relevance of clinical anatomy and present to you some memorable images with explanations of how patients develop symptoms as anatomical pathology arises.

We lead off with this case. ERCP may be complicated by acute pancreatitis. Retroperitoneal complications of pancreatitis may ensue. Here are some spectacular pictures which describe the process.

Seema Biswas

Pancreatico-psoas fistula: a rare complication of acute pancreatitis