Pancreatic abscess due to necrotizing pancreatitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Severe acute pancreatitis 6 weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 50

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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Case information

rID: 20938
Published: 22nd Dec 2012
Last edited: 11th Feb 2016
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