Acute pancreatitis on CECT

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Hossam el Deen


Came to the ED complaining of acute epigastric pain referred to the back for the last 24 hours, with multiple episodes of vomiting and nausea over the last night.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Edematous pancreas with associated fat stranding and characteristic epigastric pain radiating to the back are clear signs of acute pancreatitis, CECT is useful for early detection of any necrosis in the pancreatic tissue.  Ultrasound ia always needed to role out gall bladder stones even if not seen on CT scan.   

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Case information

rID: 43515
Case created: 14th Mar 2016
Last edited: 15th Mar 2016
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