The role of CT in acute diseases of the pancreas is discussed, in the light of personal experience (25 cases). In acute pancreatitis (22 cases), CT was useful in particular for: differential diagnosis between the necrotic-hemorrhagic type and the edematous type; detection of extra-pancreatic collections and evaluation of their extent; post-operative follow-up of necrotic-hemorrhagic pancreatitis. In the other more rare empergencies (3 cases), CT could recognize respectively the rupture of an infected pseudo-cyst, and intra-cystic hemorrhage, a mediastinitis due to the spread of ascitic fluid containing pancreatic enzymes into the mediastinum. CT always provided diagnostic information which the other radiological techniques did not provide; therefore in acute diseases of the pancreas CT is the method of choice.
|Data di pubblicazione:||1979|
|Titolo:||[The role of computed axial tomography in pancreatic emergencies (author's transl)]|
|Rivista:||LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0018605255|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||554186|
|Parole Chiave:||Acute Disease; Humans; Mediastinitis; Pancreatic Cyst; Pancreatic Diseases; Pancreatitis; Tomography, X-Ray Computed|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|