Pancreatic Necrosis

Pancreatic Necrosis Treatment in Ludhiana, Punjab

Pancreatic Necrosis

What is Pancreatic Necrosis?
Pancreatic Necrosis Treatment in Ludhiana, Punjab, Pancreatic necrosis is a chronic infection that affects acute pancreatitis. If this problem gets in excess, then the pancreas tissues will die and gets infected. Also, this problem is referred to as acute necrotizing pancreatitis. The abscess is also termed as an infection that triggers the necrotic tissues several weeks after the problem of acute necrotizing pancreatitis attack. Both of the conditions affect the overall health greatly and the patient needs to stay in the hospital for a long time. 

With the advancement in medical science, different treatment options have been implemented & designed to reduce hospital stay and speed up recovery. 

*Keep in mind every patient’s condition is different. So, follow the instructions given by the doctor to manage your overall health.

Symptoms of Pancreatic Necrosis

One of the common symptoms of pancreatic necrosis is sudden pain in the upper abdomen. The symptoms are the same as that of acute or chronic pancreatitis. If the patient lies down then the pain gets worse with tim, and it might feel intense when you bend over or sit down. Some of the additional symptoms are:

  • Nausea
  • Pain in the abdomen and back
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Rapid pulse
  • Abdomen tender to the touch
  • Bloated abdomen

Are there any serious complications?

Pancreatitis necrosis and abscess are serious conditions related to the pancreas and these are linked to the blockage which is present in the biliary duct. The patient can suffer from this condition due to the consumption of alcohol or any unknown cause. 
If the patient does not get the surgery on time to correct the pancreatic infection then it can increase the chances of death. 
Diagnosing Pancreatic Necrosis or Abscess Your gastroenterologist will check the symptoms for an acute pancreatic disease which depends on your medical history & understanding of the signs & symptoms. For the diagnosis different procedures can be included which are:

  • Blood tests The blood test can help to test the while blood cells in the body which assist to fight against the infection and check the abnormal levels of liver enzymes & pancreatic.
  • Abdominal ultrasound Abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive method that uses sound waves and not the X-rays to produce the images. The ultrasound probe will go through the abdomen and inside of the body can be seen on the computer screen.
  • Abdominal CT scan with IV contrast  AN Abdomen CT scan is done and in this contrast, the dye is used which produces 3D images of the pancreas.
  • ERCP with Endoscopic Ultrasound Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP is the technique that uses the endoscopic technique to study the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. During the procedure, the gastroenterologist will pass the flexible endoscope which has a miniature TV camera attached to it and it goes through the mouth and then reaches the stomach. During the entire procedure, the images can be seen on the computer screen.
  • MRI with Contrast MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) uses a special type of material which is termed gadolinium and it is used for diagnosing abscess or pancreatic necrosis.

The diagnostic procedures are going to improve the way treatment is given so that the patient feels better. 

How pancreatic necrosis or abscess treatment is given?

Patients who have acute necrotizing pancreatitis or abscess will be given the treatment depending on their condition. The treatment options include intravenous fluids, antibiotics, medications, or pain relievers. The patient is given the surgical option to drain the infected area. The drain is placed in the pancreas so that the infected fluids can be removed.  

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