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Chronic pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Severe epigastric pain radiating to back.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male


Atrophy of the neck and body of pancreas with extensive calcification, particularly in the tail. Main pancreatic duct is dilated. No peripancreatic fat stranding. Liver, spleen, adrenal glands and kidneys all have a normal appearance. Cholecystectomy clips.

Case Discussion

Past history acute pancreatitis, 7-8 years prior. Lipase within normal limits at this presentation. Features of chronic pancreatitis: atrophy, calcification and main pancreatic duct dilatation. 

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Case information

rID: 27834
Published: 23rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 6th May 2020
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