Dayananda Kumar R1, Amith R2, Anilesh Pratap Singh3, N. Kudva4, Vivek Singh5
The aim of our study was to detect the various sites of fluid collections in acute and chronic pancreatitis.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
A prospective study of 72 adult patients, (45 male patients and 27 female patients) with Acute and Chronic pancreatitis was undertaken from January 2011 to December 2015. CT scans of 72 patients with acute and chronic pancreatitis were reviewed. Of these in the patients with pseudocyst formation (28 of 72 patients), the location of intrapancreatic, peripancreatic and distal fluid collections in the setting of acute and chronic pancreatitis was studied.
Fluid collections developed in 28 of 72 patients (21 male patients and 7 female patients) for an incidence of 38.9%. Incidence of pseudocyst formation was high in age group of 50-60 yrs. (32.1%), retroperitoneal space according to location (39.2%) and alcohol was noted to be the most common aetiology (60.8%).
Most common locations are the omental bursa and the retroperitoneal space. Pseudocysts in rare sites notably splenic parenchyma, mediastinum and left perinephric space were noted in four patients.