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28. Frequency of Silent Gallstones in Acute Pancreatitis

Allah Nawaz1, Ahmad Hassan Khan1, Raza Farrukh2, Khalid Mahmood1, Nazim Hayat4 and Amir Nazir3


Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of silent gallstones in acute pancreatitis.

Study Design: Observational/ cross-sectional study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Department of Surgery, District Headquarter Teaching Hospital Sargodha from January 2019 to July 2020.

Materials and Methods: One hundred and sixty two patients were included in this study. Patients were aged between 18-80 years. Patients who developed acute pancreatitis were presented in this study. Patients detailed demographics age, sex and BMI were recorded after taking written consent. Frequency of silent gallstones was measured. Complete data was analyzed by SPSS 24.0 version.

Results: Out 162 patients 65 (40.12%) were males and 97 (59.88%) were females. Mean age of the patients were 40.5±7.22 years with mean BMI 28.9±3.45 kg/m2. Frequency of silent gallstones was 45 (27.8%) and rest 117 (72.22%) were acute biliary pancreatitis with previous history of biliary colic. In 117 patients of acute biliary pancreatitis frequency of females was greater. 

Conclusion: In this review, we concluded that the incidence of silent gallstones is more likely to have acute biliary pancreas.

Key Words: Silent gallstones, Pancreatitis, Biliary tract

Citation of article: Nawaz A, Khan AH, Farrukh R, Mahmood K, Hayat N, Nazir A. Frequency of Silent Gallstones in Acute Pancreatitis. Med Forum 2021;32(2):120-122.