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what does inflammatory stranding and fluid is seen within the region of the pancreatic head which appears slkighly edamatous mean?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
The edematous means swollen or fluid filled.
The pancreatic head is the part of the pancreas that touches the duodenum. The duodenum is the small intestine - you can see a diagram of the pancreas location here
Inflammatory also means swollen and the stranding may refer to leaks from the pancreas of enzymes causing inflammation in the nearby tissue.
So what is being discussed is an inflamed pancreas which is likely causing pain and digetive upset.
You can read about pancreatic inflammation here
Hope this helps you!