Aetiology and Complications of Acute Pancreatitis — five years’ experience
Keywords:Acute, pancreatitis, aetiology, complications
This study of 75 patients admitted in our surgical unit during five years was conducted to find out the actiology and complications of acute pancreatitis. The most common cause of acute pancreatitis was gall stone disease and the least common being congenital anomalies of the pancreas (Pancreatic divisum). Other causes include trauma, idiopathic, alcoholism, pancreatic carcinoma, septicaemia and diabetese mellitus. Out of 75 patients, 45 patients had complications including pseudo cyst, hypocalcaemia, pancreatic abscess, shock, ARDS and 17 patients with pancreatitis died of some complications.
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