Published: 2022-04-22

Clinical study of non-gall stone induced pancreatitis in a tertiary care centre

Varun Dogra, Rabia Nazir Ahmed, Javid Ahmad Peer, Ishfaq Ahmad Gilkar


Background: Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition caused by an acute inflammatory cascade in the pancreas usually with symptoms of upper abdominal pain and increased pancreatic enzymes in blood, urine, peritoneal fluid at least 3 times above the normal. Presence of permanent, morphologic and functional damage differentiates acute and chronic pancreatitis. Aims and objectives: The aims and objectives of this study was to study the aetiology of non-gall stone induced pancreatitis.

Methods: It was an observational hospital-based study, which was designed and conducted in the department of general surgery, school of medical science and research, Sharda University, Greater Noida.

Results: The mean age of study population was 33 years. Among 100 patients 5 patients were in age group of ≤20 years, 47 in 21-40 years, 31 in 41-60 years and 17 in >60 years. The study consisted of 100 patients among which the male to female ratio was 1.7. In our study, in 18% of the patient’s alcohol was found to be the causative agent of acute pancreatitis. Hypertriglyceridemia and drugs as causative factor were seen in 15 and 7 patients respectively. No cause could be identified in 30% subjects.

Conclusions: Acute pancreatitis is a disease with high morbidity and mortality throughout the globe. Among the non-gall stone induced pancreatitis idiopathic and alcohol was found to be the commonest causative factor followed by others.


Pancreatitis, Amylase, CT scan

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