Ranson's Scoring System and Modified CT Severity Index in the Evaluation of Acute Pancreatitis: A Prospective Hospital Based Study
Background: Acute pancreatitis is an acute abdominal emergency condition that need immediate hospital stay and intensive care. In 80% of cases it runs a mild course and rest of the patients have severe pancreatitis. It's severity is assessed by using Ranson's scoring system and Modified CT severity index. This study was carried out to evaluate role of Ranson's scoring system and modified CT severity index in assessing severity of acute pancreatitis. Methods: - This is a prospective observational study which is conducted on patients with acute pancreatitis admitted in Department of Surgery, Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur. 30 patients of acute pancreatitis enrolled. Ranson's criteria and modified CT severity index apply to all of them. Results: Out of 30 patients, 20 patients have mild pancreatitis. 4 patients have moderate pancreatitis. 6 patients have severe pancreatitis. Conclusion: We conclude that Ranson's criteria and modified CT severity index have significant role in predicting the severity of acute pancreatitis and the chances of developing complications as regards morbidity and mortality.
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