Acute pancreatitis - Balthazar E

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Severe abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
CT

CT abdomen and pelvis

Increased diffuse pancreatic gland with peripancreatic fluid and small bubbles within this collection highlights the absence of enhancement to intravenous contrast. Large amount of free fluid

Case Discussion

This case is consistent with pancreatitis balthazar E with a degree of necrosis greater than 50%, and an CT severity Index = 10

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Case information

rID: 23302
Case created: 3rd Jun 2013
Last edited: 4th Jul 2017
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