USG EVALUATION IN PATIENTS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC PANCREATITIS

Dr. Ruju Bavishi, Dr C. Raychaudhuri

Abstract


INTRODUCTION- Pancreatitis or inflammation of pancreas has high rate of morbidity and mortality. Ultrasound is the first modality for
evaluation as it is non-invasive, cost-effective, easily available, and has repeatability.
METHOD-This study was done in the department of radiodiagnosis at Dhiraj Hospital over a period of 1.5 years. Ultrasound of patients was done
using GE LOGIQ P9 machine.
RESULTS-Pancreatitis is commonly seen in middle aged individuals with a male predominance. In acute pancreatitis, diffuse oedematous and
bulky pancreas was the most common finding. In chronic pancreatitis, shrunken and atrophied pancreas with parenchymal calcification was the
predominant finding.
CONCLUSION- Ultrasound can demonstrate the structural changes in an organ, is the initial investigation in the evaluation of suspected cases of
pancreatitis. However parenchymal necrosis and pancreatitis associated complications were poorly delineated by USG. Thus, ultrasound is used
only as an initial screening modality.


Keywords


Ultrasound , Pancreatitis, Pseudocyst, Necrosis

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