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Would a CT scan reveal chronic pancreatitis?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic pancreatitis

Will typically show up with pancreatic calcifications on ct scan.
If there is pancreatic swelling, enlargement, or surrounding changes in the fat, then acute pancreatitis/pancreatic carcinoma must be considered.

In brief: Chronic pancreatitis

Will typically show up with pancreatic calcifications on ct scan.
If there is pancreatic swelling, enlargement, or surrounding changes in the fat, then acute pancreatitis/pancreatic carcinoma must be considered.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Thomas Bragg
Family Medicine

In brief: Maybe

Not necessarily but possibly if there is enlargement, scarring, or cyst formations with possible obstruction.
However, it may appear normal and needs to be diagnosed by ERCP or blood work.

In brief: Maybe

Not necessarily but possibly if there is enlargement, scarring, or cyst formations with possible obstruction.
However, it may appear normal and needs to be diagnosed by ERCP or blood work.
Dr. Thomas Bragg
Dr. Thomas Bragg
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Dr. Carl Decker
Calcifications may also be present in chronic pancreatitis.
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