[Computed tomography of the pancreas (author's transl)].

  title={[Computed tomography of the pancreas (author's transl)].},
  author={H. Anacker and Heller H-J and Nikolaus Rupp and Weiss H-D and Herbert Fuchs},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={102 1},
The computed tomography gives direct visualisation of the pancreas in a transverse section. Form, size, and changed consistency of the organ can be diagnosed. Being a non-invasive technique it does not stress the patient, and can be applied to the severly ill with acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis. Other indications are chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic abscess, pseudo-cyst and cancer. The differential diagnosis of cancer, especially from chronic pancreatitis, may be difficult. Further methods of… CONTINUE READING