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 information

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

Swollen pancreatic head

Dilatated common bile duct and sludge filled gallbladder

Details

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

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System