Interstitial edematous pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung


Abdominal pain, elevated lipase.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Mildly prominent pancreatic duct. Stranding and unorganized fluid about the pancreas. Pancreas enhances symmetrically. Portal, splenic, SMV patent. Calcifications over pancreatic body are related to splenic artery. 

Small effusions and basilar atelectasis. Fluid in esophagus raises possibility of aspiration. 

Mild enhancement of CBD likely inflammatory. 

Large right indirect inguinal hernia containing ascites. 

Case Discussion

Typical imaging findings of acute interstitial edematous pancreatitis with acute peripancreatic fluid collections/stranding. No abscess, gallstones, or vascular complication. 

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Case information

rID: 67123
Published: 20th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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