Gynecomastia (on CT)
Incidental findiing patient with acute pancreatitis. The history of prolonged alchohol use.
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Increase of bilateral breast glandular tissue (ginecomastia)
Note the bilateral pleural effusion, atelectasis and peripancreatic fluid collections consistent with grade E pancreatitis.
Long-term alcohol intake may cause pancreatitis and also gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of male breast glandular tissue and usually caused by increased estrogen activity, decreased testosterone activity.