Chronic pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

History of alcoholism.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

CT abdomen and pelvis

Modality: CT

Thick pancreatic  calcifications with duct dilatationof Wirsung. Distended gallbladder. Decreased liver attenuation coefficient, probably due to a fat infiltration. No focal hepatic lesions are observed. Adrenal glands and normal kidneys. No ascites or retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy are observed.

Case Discussion

This case shows typical findings of chronic pancreatitis with calcification and main duct dilatation. This is most commonly associated with chronic alcohol abuse as was the case for this patient. 

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Case Information

rID: 23132
Case created: 24th May 2013
Last edited: 5th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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