Chronic pancreatitis.(a) The plain film of the epigastrium shows multiple foci of coarse calcification in the distribution of the pancreas. The appearance is characteristic of chronic pancreatitis and indicates severe ductal damage. (b) A transverse abdominal ultrasound scan in the same patient (5MHz) shows marked thickening and dilatation of the pancreatic duct (arrowheads), which measured 7mm in diameter. One of several intraduct calculi is indicated by the arrow.
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