Pancreatic abscess due to necrotizing pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Severe acute pancreatitis 6 weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years

Thick-walled peripancreatic fluid collections are seen with gas bubbles. 

Case Discussion

Peripancreatic low-attenuation collections with a relatively thick wall and gas bubbles in a patient with a previous severe acute pancreatitis (6 weeks ago) compatible with a pancreatic abscess.

The current CT study demonstrates also a ring artefact

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