Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : modified CT severity indices


A study of the clinical profile of acute pancreatitis and its correlation with Modified Glasgow score and modified CT severity indices

Dr. Nitin Kumar Chavan, Dr. Vinay HD, Dr. Shashanka Rajappa, Dr. Shankar Lal J

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 504-509

Although measurement of amylase and lipase is useful for diagnosis of pancreatitis, serial
measurements in patients with acute pancreatitis are not useful to predict disease severity,
prognosis, or for altering management. Routine abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan
is not recommended at initial presentation because there is no evidence that CT improves
clinical outcomes and the complete extent of pancreatic and peripancreatic necrosis may only
become clear 72 hours after the onset of acute pancreatitis. This was a prospective
observational study conducted in HIMS, Hassan from July 2020 to July 2021. Modified
Glasgow score showed Mild Acute Pancreatitis in 93 and Severe Acute Pancreatitis in 47
Patients. Using the modified CT severity index, the observers graded severity of the acute
pancreatitis as mild in 66, moderate in 31, or severe in 43 of the 140 patients with CT scans.