|JCDR. 2021; 12(5): 2158-2164
Comparative study of ultrasonography versus computed tomography in evaluation of pancreatitisDr. Mohd Talha, Dr. Adarsh A D, Dr. Iman Ikram, Dr. Priyanka Raj, Dr. Apurv Raj, Dr. Sagar Dubey, Dr. Bhoop Chand, Dr. Sarita Yadav, Dr. Deeksha Singh, Dr. Lalit Kumar.
Pancreatitis is one of the commonest causes of morbidity and mortality in patients
presenting to the emergency.1 It is an infrequent disease exemplified by pancreatic
inflammation. It is classified into acute and chronic pancreatitis according to clinical and
morphological criteria. The Southern states of India have reported to have highest
incidences of Pancreatitis, ranging from 114-200/100,000 population.3 Acute pancreatitis
occurs in approximately 50,000–80,000 Americans each year.4 However, true prevalence
of chronic pancreatitis is not known as many patients with unexplained abdominal pain may
have been suffering from chronic pancreatitis that eludes diagnosis. Chronic pancreatitis
can be demonstrated in 0.04% to 5% of autopsies.5 Incidence of chronic pancreatitis in
western population ranges from 8 to10 cases per year per 100,000 population, and the
overall prevalence is 27.4 cases per 100,000 population
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