, only slightly more than 50% of animals survived the immediate postsurgical period.
a pancreatic abscess is a collection of pus, usually in proximity to the pancreas, containing little or no pancreatic necrosis.
considered a complication of pancreatitis,
clinical presentation is similar to that of pancreatitis
almost all cases reported in dogs and cats have been sterile.
Increased pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity (PLI) concentrations have not been reported in dogs or cats with a pancreatic abscess
surgery may not be warranted unless there is clear evidence of an enlarging mass and/or sepsis in a medically managed animal