Pediatric Pancreatitis

  • Etiology: idiopathic, heriditary, blunt abdominal trauma, cystic fibrosis
  • Imaging: pancreatic enlargement, heterogenous enhancement, peripancreatic fatty infiltration, pseudocysts, vascular occlusion / pseudoaneurysm

Radiology Cases of Pancreatitis

AXR of cystic fibrosis with pancreatic insufficiency
AXR shows calcifications throughout the pancreas.
US of pancreatitis caused by pancreatic duct stone
Transverse US of the pancreatic head (above) shows just to the right of midline a round echogenic lesion with posterior shadowing in the center of the pancreatic head while transverse US of the pancreatic body (below) shows a dilated pancreatic duct throughout the body of the pancreas.