Pancreatic abscess

  • Treatment

    It may be possible to drain the abscess through the skin (percutaneous). Surgery to drain the abscess and remove dead tissue is often needed.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    How the person does depends on how severe the infection is. The death rate from undrained pancreatic abscesses is very high.


    Complications
    • Multiple abscesses
    • Sepsis

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have persistent abdominal pain with fever or other signs of a pancreatic abscess, particularly if you have recently had a pancreatic pseudocyst or pancreatitis.