Pancreatic calcifications - abdominal radiograph

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Incidental calcifications.

Patient Data

Age: 50-year-old
Gender: Male
X-ray

Abdominal radiograph

Bowel gas pattern is unremarkable with no evidence of dilation. Moderate faecal loading is again demonstrated, overall similar to the previous imaging. Patchy calcification projected over the left upper quadrant is likely related to pancreatic calcifications. No pneumoperitoneum. Pleural bases are clear.

Case Discussion

This patient had a previous CT a few years ago (not shown) confirming an atrophic pancreas with multiple small calcifications in keeping with chronic pancreatitis

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Case information

rID: 48162
Case created: 22nd Sep 2016
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2016
Tag: rmh
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