A 63-year-old man, a chronic heavy drinker for 30 years, presented with on and off epigastric pain for 3 months. He had three episodes of acute pancreatitis in the past 8 years which required hospitaladmission.
Physical examination was essentially normal. Laboratory investigations showed elevated plasma glucose level and mildly raised amylase.
Liver function test and white cell count were normal.A CT abdomen was performed for further assessment.What is the most probable diagnosis?
A. Pancreatic Carcinoma
B. Chronic Pancreatitis
C. Acute Pancreatitis
D. Pancreatic Cyst
Ans:B. Chronic Pancreatitis.
Image shows:Contrast enhanced axial computed tomography shows multiple coarse calcifications (arrowheads) and a dilated pancreatic duct (open arrows) in chronic pancreatitis.