Acute pancreatitis

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis almost certain


Acute abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

The pancreas is diffusely enlarged with homogeneous enhancement, accompanied by peripancreatic fat stranding and a little amount of fluid accumulation, suggestive of acute pancreatitis.

In imaged portions of the lower thorax, subtle pleural effusion is observed bilaterally. 

A 105×75 mm cystic lesion with internal septations without enhancing solid components is seen at the right adnexa.

Case Discussion

Features on the CT scan of a 20 years old female patient with acute abdominal pain are compatible with acute pancreatitis. No necrosis. 

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