Simmi Aggarwal1, Ravinder Garg2, Pankaj Bansal3
1Department of Radio-diagnosis, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India.
2Department of Medicine, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India.
3Department of Paediatrics, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India.
Inflammatory disease of pancreas can be acute or chronic. Acute pancreatitis is a reversible process whereas chronic pancreatitis produces irreversible changes in the architecture and function of pancreas. Although pancreatitis is less common in children than in adults it still occurs with regularity and should be considered in any child with acute or chronic abdominal pain. The main difference between chronic pancreatitis in children and adults is in the etiology. We present a case of idiopathic chronic calcific pancreatitis in a child thereby signifying the importance of this entity at this age.
Keywords: Chronic pancreatitis, child, pancreatitis.