International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
CT findings of patients with acute pancreatitis: Clinical and biochemical parameters
Dr. Naveen Kumar and Dr. Shruthi GT
The disease process of AP is an inflammatory process and is usually limited to pancreatic tissue, but this may also involve peripancreatic tissues or more distant organ sites. It is commonly a reversible process and may occur as an isolated attack or may be recurrent. In general, patients who present with the symptoms of abdominal pain and tenderness mainly in the upper abdomen are suspected for AP. All male and female patients with complaints of abdominal pain (epigastric pain), vomiting with raised serum amylase & lipase levels and who underwent contrast enhanced MDCT during study period. In our study, most of the patients presented with epigastric pain (81%), then with vomiting being the next common presenting complaint (11%). Least number of patients presented with fever (3%) and jaundice (3%) and only 1 patient out of 50 cases (2%) presented with bowel disturbances.
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Dr. Naveen Kumar, Dr. Shruthi GT. CT findings of patients with acute pancreatitis: Clinical and biochemical parameters. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2021;4(1):38-40. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2021.v4.i1a.158