Chronic calcific pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Hein Els


Adult with chronic abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Gender: Male


Numerous calcifications at the anticipated site of the pancreas. Surgical clips in the RUQ most likely due to prior cholecystectomy. No avascular necrosis of the femoral heads.

Case Discussion

Calcifications at the anticipated site of the pancreas consistent with chronic calcific pancreatitis. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head may be a complication of acute pancreatitis. 

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Case information

rID: 45546
Published: 29th May 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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