Aging fatty replacement of the pancreas

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding in an elderly patient.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

CT Abomen

Pancreas is characterized as tenuous foci of densification amid retroperitoneal fat. There is a uniform fatty replacement of pancreas. 

Case Discussion

Fatty replacement of the pancreas is most often associated with obesity and aging. This patient has only hypertension. 

Other causes include diabetes, hyperlipidemia, chronic pancreatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, cystic fibrosis (most common cause in childhood) and Cushing’s syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 27501
Published: 4th Feb 2014
Last edited: 21st Feb 2019
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