Necrotising pancreatitis presenting as a painful mass in the groin and sepsis.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationNecrotising pancreatitis presenting as a painful mass in the groin and sepsis. 2013, 2013: BMJ Case Rep
JournalBMJ case reports
AbstractAcute pancreatitis is typically associated with classical clinical and radiological features. The sensitivity of CT to diagnose acute pancreatitis depends on the severity of the attack and ranges from 77% to 92% with a specificity approaching 100%. Despite the fact this is a common disease, there are myriad clinical presentations of acute pancreatitis. We report herein an especially rare presentation where severe acute necrotising pancreatitis presented with a tender inguinoscrotal swelling with a normal pancreas on CT imaging.