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I am sorry to hear of all the problems Chase is having.
Is the mass near, or on his spleen? The best thing to do is an abdominal ultrasound to see if it is on the spleen or other internal organ, and then the ultrasound can be used to direct a needle, to get a biopsy to find out if it is a benign mass or not.
We usually diagnose pancreatitis from a blood test, such as cPL or PLI. You can't see the pancreas on an xray and only experienced ultrasonographers can see it on ultrasound. If I saw a mass on an xray, I would not be thinking pancreatitis.
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