DI1 test 1 review
The appearances are of chronic pancreatitis.
Worldwide, alcohol excess is the commonest cause although there is a wide differential.
Starting with the CXR this makes a decent examination viva case:
- spot the film edge (review area) of the chest radiograph abnormality of upper abdominal calcification
- this earns the abdominal radiograph to permit confirmation
- CT follows to facilitate a discussion on the causes of pancreatic calcification and the causes of chronic pancreatitis