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Can stones form on the outside of the pancreas? Patient

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Can stones form on the outside of the pancreas? Patient suffers chronic pancreatitis and had a needle guided biopsy. Physician stated the pancreas is studded with stones. Trying to understand if it is inside or outside
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: Its my father - and yes we are documenting his procedures
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He had a stent placed after an MI in 2008.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ross replied 1 month ago.

hello Dr Whitney. Stones can form in the ducts of the pancreas which is like a bunch of grapes with all the stems drainto the main duct.Calcium can form on the outside in response too inflammation in the pancreas pancreatitis. stone on outside no concern its the one that block the ducts usually cholesterol stones with calcium

Expert:  Ross replied 1 month ago.

any questions

Expert:  Ross replied 1 month ago.

rating is appreciated, thank you