Role of Computed Tomography in Acute Pancreatitis and its Complications among Age Groups

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Authors : Vikash Kumar Bhojasiya


Acute pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreatic parenchyma. It can vary from mild to severe form with many simple to dangerous complications. Clinically patient presents with severe abdominal pain in the epigastric region. Vomiting, fever may be present. However it may present with various other types in complicated cases. Ultrsound is not very much useful as the gland visualization is poor and not in its complete entirety, due to its position and bowel gas shadows. CT is the investigation of choice, which shows enlarged hypodense pancreatic parenchyma. Fluid collection in the lesser sac and rertoperitoneum may be seen. The occurrence of the disease is less common in children; more in alcoholics and fatty females.


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