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Chronic pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


History of alcoholism

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

CT abdomen and pelvis

Thick punctate pancreatic calcifications with dilatation of duct of Wirsung. Distended gallbladder. Decreased liver attenuation coefficient, probably due to fat infiltration.

No focal hepatic lesions are observed. Normal adrenal glands and 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
Published: 24th May 2013
Last edited: 11th Oct 2020
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