Acute pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Severe abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
CT

The pancreas is enlarged particularly at distal portion accompanied by peripancreatic fluid accumulation and fat stranding.

Some pleural effusion is present bilaterally accompanied by bilateral lower lobe sub segmental collapse.

Case Discussion

Acute pancreatitis with peripancreatic fluid accumulation in a 50 year old patient with acute severe abdominal pain.

The important role of CT scan in the context of acute pancreatitis is to evaluate for possible complications such as

  • necrosis
  • hemorrhage
  • infection
  • vascular complications (such as pseudoaneurysm)
  • and intra- or peripancreatic collections
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Case information

rID: 89473
Published: 15th May 2021
Last edited: 16th May 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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