Chronic pancreatitis: reassessment with current CT.

@article{Luetmer1989ChronicPR,
  title={Chronic pancreatitis: reassessment with current CT.},
  author={Patrick H. Luetmer and David H. Stephens and Ellen M. Ward},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={171 2},
  pages={353-7}
}
A retrospective analysis was performed of contrast material-enhanced current-generation computed tomographic (CT) examinations in 56 patients with documented chronic pancreatitis. Dilatation of the main pancreatic duct was seen in 68% of cases, parenchymal atrophy in 54%, pancreatic calcifications in 50%, fluid collections in 30%, focal pancreatic enlargement in 30%, biliary ductal dilatation in 29%, and alterations in peripancreatic fat or fascia in 16%. The relatively small proportion of… CONTINUE READING

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