Calcifications of chronic pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

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Elderly man with chronic abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Calcification in the area of the pancreas.

Modality: 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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