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Case 10647

Pleural and mediastinal collections secondary to pancreatitis

Author(s)
Dr A Beattie, Dr M Scott, Dr P Liu, Dr S Wiscombe

University Hospital North Durham,
North Road, Durham, DH1 5TW
 
Patient
male, 41 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Axial contrast-enhanced CT scan

    Axial contrast-enhanced CT slice demonstrating mediastinal collections

     
    Area of Interest: Mediastinum; Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts; Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial contrast-enhanced CT at the level of the lower lobes

    Axial contrast-enhanced CT demonstrating pleural effusion with pockets of gas, mediastinal collections and pericardial effusion.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiac; Mediastinum; Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts; Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Coronal contrast-enhanced CT scan of the thorax and upper abdomen

    Coronal contrast-enhanced CT scan demonstrating pleural and pericardial effusions along with mediastinal and perigastric fluid collections.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Mediastinum; Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts; Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Coronal contrast-enhanced CT scan of the thorax and abdomen

    Coronal contrast-enhaced CT scan demonstrating the tract of communication between the retroperitoneum and the mediastinum. Pleural effusion and perigastric fluid collection is also shown.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Mediastinum; Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts; Inflammation;
     
     
Axial contrast-enhanced CT slice demonstrating mediastinal collections
 
Axial contrast-enhanced CT demonstrating pleural effusion with pockets of gas, mediastinal collections and pericardial effusion.
 
Coronal contrast-enhanced CT scan demonstrating pleural and pericardial effusions along with mediastinal and perigastric fluid collections.
 
Coronal contrast-enhaced CT scan demonstrating the tract of communication between the retroperitoneum and the mediastinum. Pleural effusion and perigastric fluid collection is also shown.
 
 
 
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