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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 21, 2012; 18(31): 4102-4117
Published online Aug 21, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i31.4102
Figure 6
Figure 6 Acute pancreatitis and cholecystitis due to a bile duct stone in a 72-year-old woman. A: Axial T2-weighted rapid acquisition relaxation enhancement image demonstrates stones in the distal common bile duct (arrow), a distended gallbladder with pericholecystic fluid, and pancreatic edema with peripancreatic fluid, findings suggestive of cholecystitis and pancreatitis; B: DWI at b = 800 s/mm2 shows that the pancreas is slightly hyperintense (asterisk) compared to the liver, and the presence of a peripancreatic fluid collection; findings indicative of pancreatitis. A distended gallbladder with diffuse and symmetric high signal intensity in the wall (arrowheads), due to the restriction of water diffusion in the inflamed gallbladder wall, is also seen. DWI: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.