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Recurrent mild chronic abdominal pain spreading to the back and fever

    Author: Curzio Santangeli, Domenico De Santis, Marta Zerunian, Damiano Caruso. Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 74-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with recurrent mild chronic abdominal pain spreading to the back and fever.
    • She had no history of previous pathological conditions.
    • Blood tests showed C-reactive protein, 13.75 mg/dL; white blood cell count, 9.52 x 103/µL; D-dimer, 339.0 ng/mL.
    • In order to exclude inflammatory disease of peritoneal or retroperitoneal organs, an abdominal CT with and without contrast medium injection was performed.