Pancreatic calcification

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Pancreatic calcification

  • Calcification of the pancreas is associated with chronic pancreatitis. Occasionally the calcification outlines the whole shape of the pancreas.

Pancreatic calcification

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Pancreatic calcification

  • More commonly only a portion of the pancreas is calcified. Here only the pancreatic head is calcified.
  • Note the other visible soft tissue structures. If there was a smaller amount of pancreatic calcification in this position it could easily be mistaken for a renal stone.