Calcifications of chronic pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Chronic abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Calcifications in the area of the pancreas.

Annotated image

An oblique lumbar spine view shows the calcifications 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
Published: 20th Jan 2013
Last edited: 9th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included