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Solution to Unknown Case # 4 – Pancreatic Psuedocyst

History: Adolescent male with abdominal swelling. This is a pancreatic pseudocyst. A pancreatic pseudocyst is a fluid collection which is surrounded by a fibrous capsule. Pancreatic pseudocysts usually contain pancreatic enzymes, tissue, debris, and sometimes blood. The differential diagnosis for this MRI appearance includes a pancreatic pseudocyst, mucinous cystic pancreatic tumor, pancreatic serous cystadenoma, and … Continue reading

Pancreatic Abscess or Walled off Necrosis

History: 48 year old man with history of ERCP 3 weeks ago for gallstone pancreatitis¬†presents with severe abdominal pain.¬† This is was post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis. Note in the picture above, the patient has two calcified gallstones near the neck of the gallbladder. Recently it has been suggested that the terminology describing these cases … Continue reading

Gallstone Pancreatitis

History: 56 year old man with new onset 12 hour history of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.¬† This patient went on to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and was found to have a large obstructing gallstone in the distal common bile duct. Sphincterotomy was performed, which is a common method of treatment for gallstone pancreatitis and … Continue reading