Acute pancreatitis - Balthazar E

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Severe abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

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
Published: 3rd Jun 2013
Last edited: 20th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included