Abstract

CT EVALUATION IS MUST FOR PROGNOSIS PREDICTION IN ACUTE PANCREATITIS; RESULTS OF A TWO YEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Author(s): Dr. Sandhya Pandey

Acute pancreatitis is inflammatory process of the pancreas with involvement of pancreatic parenchyma and regional or remote organ systems. Early assessment of cause and severity of acute pancreatitis is of utmost clinical importance in instituting treatment with close monitoring of the patients, preferably in intensive care units. 1 Diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is made by combination of clinical presentation, laboratory investigations and imaging. Serum amylase, lipase, liver function test, serum electrolytes with blood gas