Calcifications of chronic pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Presentation

Elderly man with chronic abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Calcification in the area of the pancreas.

Annotated image

An oblique lumbar spine view shows the calcification projected off the spine (arrows). 

Case Discussion

This patient has known chronic pancreatitis, which is a relatively common cause for intra-abdominal calcification

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Case information

rID: 21411
Case created: 20th Jan 2013
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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