Computed Tomography in Chronic Pancreatitis

  • W. Maier
Conference paper


The common presenting complaints of upper abdominal pain of unknown origin often require invasive investigations. Among other conditions the presence or absence of pancreatic disease must be established. Computed tomography has added new dimensions to the diagnosis of pancreatic disease. With the aid of modern high-resolution scanners a series of diagnostically relevant features of chronic pancreatitis can be depicted. The most important CT signs include alteration in pancreatic size, ductal dilatation, parenchymal and ductal calcifications, fluid collections, thickening of peripancreatic fascia, and vascular complications.


Pancreatic Cancer Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Duct Main Pancreatic Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Maier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology of the University of UlmUlmGermany

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