CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology 2020; 03(02): 144-152
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1698479
Review Article

Imaging of Tropical Chronic Pancreatitis—A Unique Clinico-Radiological Entity

Chinmay Bhimaji Kulkarni
1  Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara, Cochin, Kerala state, India
,
Resmi Sekhar
1  Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara, Cochin, Kerala state, India
,
Srikanth Moorthy
1  Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara, Cochin, Kerala state, India
,
Sreekumar Karumathil Pullara
1  Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara, Cochin, Kerala state, India
,
Nirmal Kumar Prabhu
1  Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara, Cochin, Kerala state, India
,
Ramiah Rajesh Kannan
1  Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara, Cochin, Kerala state, India
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Abstract

Tropical chronic pancreatitis (TCP) is a unique juvenile nonalcoholic form of chronic pancreatitis prevalent in tropical developing countries. TCP is characterized by the younger age of onset, rapid progression, higher prevalence of diabetes and pancreatic calculi, and greater propensity to develop pancreatic malignancy. Identifying the distinct imaging features is critical for the diagnosis of TCP. Awareness of this condition will not only enable the radiologist to recognize it early but also help in better management. In this article, we review the etiopathogenesis, distinct imaging features, and complications of TCP.



Publication History

Publication Date:
05 November 2019 (online)

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