Pitfalls

Pancreatitis of the pancreatic head with dilatated bile ducts and minimal dilatation of the pancreatic duct that mimicks a pancreatic head carcinoma. A CT showed no tumor and repeated biopsies showed no malignancy

Clinical Info

Abdominal pain mild jaundice and raised amylase

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Pancreatitis of the pancreatic head with dilatated bile ducts and minimal dilatation of the pancreatic duct that mimicks a pancreatic head carcinoma. A CT showed no tumor and repeated biopsies showed no malignancy

Pancreas with pancreatic duct transverse
Pancreas with pancreatic duct transverse
Pancreas with pancreatic duct transverse
Pancreas with pancreatic duct transverse
Pancreas with pancreatic duct transverse
Pancreas with pancreatic duct transverse
Liver with dilatated bile ducts
Liver with dilatated bile ducts

Swollen pancreatic head

Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal

Dilatated common bile duct and sludge filled gallbladder

Sludge filled gallbladder
Sludge filled gallbladder
Sludge filled gallbladder
Sludge filled gallbladder
Dilatated common bile duct
Dilatated common bile duct
Dilatated common bile duct
Dilatated common bile duct

Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 62
  • Body part: Pancreas

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System