In this article, we will discuss the Radiological findings in Acute Pancreatitis. So, let’s get started.
Radiological findings in Acute Pancreatitis
Plain x-ray abdomen shows
- Ill-defined tissue planes, dilated bowel loops, and hazy renal and psoas shadows
- Isolated small bowel dilated loops near the pancreas due to isolated ileus (Sentinal loop)
- Colon cut-off sign: It is a non-specific finding. There is spasm in the transverse colon with absence of colonic gas beyond it.
- Haziness due to ascites.
- Extraluminal gas bubbles indicating a pancreatic abscess.
X-ray chest (PA view) shows
- Raised domes of diaphragm
- Pleural effusion
- Cardiomegaly or CHF
- Interstitial fluffy shadows