Severe abdominal pain.
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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.
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
- vascular complications (such as pseudoaneurysm)
- and intra- or peripancreatic collections