GJLP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GJLP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Calcifications in pancreatitis. Coloured X-ray of a patient's abdomen, showing calcific stones (dots, arrowed) suggestive of chronic pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation of the pancreas that alters the organ's normal structure and functions. It can present as episodes of acute inflammation in a previously injured pancreas, or as chronic damage with persistent pain or malabsorption. Calcific stones result from the accumulation of calcium salts in body tissue.
Model release not required. Property release not required.