A Comprehensive Study on the Diagnostic Value of Multi-Slice Computed Tomography for Peripancreatic Infection in Elderly With Severe Acute Pancreatitis

Rui Hao, Yu Sun, Yang Hu


Background: This study investigated the diagnostic efficacy of multi-slice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) perfusion imaging in evaluating peripancreatic infection in elderly patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP).

Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on the clinical data of 110 elderly SAP patients treated at our hospital from March 2018 to August 2019. The study correlated MSCT perfusion imaging characteristics with peripancreatic infection in elderly SAP patients. Additionally, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were constructed to assess the diagnostic performance of MSCT perfusion imaging parameters in evaluating peripancreatic infection in elderly SAP patients.

Results: The results indicated that among all 110 elderly SAP patients, the incidence rate of peripancreatic infection was 20.91%, with a mortality rate of 0.91%. MSCT perfusion imaging revealed that after peripancreatic infection in elderly SAP patients, there was a decrease in pancreatic density, local enlargement of the pancreas, blurring of the pancreatic margins, and associated ascites. Compression/narrowing/occlusion of the splenic vein was observed in 22 patients, compression/narrowing/occlusion of the superior mesenteric vein in 17 patients, thickening/thrombosis of the portal vein in 19 patients, and collateral circulation in 21 patients. Compared to elderly SAP patients without peripancreatic infection, those with the infection showed prolonged peak times, reduced peak heights, and decreased blood flow. ROC analysis indicated that the combination of the three parameters (peak time, peak height, and blood flow) had higher specificity and area under the curve (AUC) than single parameters, with no significant difference in sensitivity between the combination and single parameters.

Conclusions: In conclusion, combining the three key MSCT perfusion imaging parameters (peak time, peak height, and blood flow) can significantly enhance the predictive efficacy for the risk of peripancreatic infection in elderly SAP patients.

Gastroenterol Res. 2024;17(2):82-89
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1679


Elderly SAP patients; Peripancreatic infection; Multi-slice computed tomography; Diagnostic efficacy; Perfusion imaging; Predictive accuracy

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