Frequency of Gall Stones in Patients with Acute Pancreatitis at Tertiary Care Hospital of Karachi, Pakistan

Frequency of Gall Stones in Acute Pancreatitis


  • Dr. Fatima Iqbal Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Sobia Majeed Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry and Dar ul Sehat Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Omama Subul Islam Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Imran Ahmed Khan Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Jamal ud Din Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr Muhammad Khurram Zia Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry and Dar ul Sehat Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan


Abdomen, Acute Pancreatitis, Gallstones, Prevalence


Background: In developed countries, the adult population has a 20% incidence of gallstones, with a rise of 0.60 to 1.39% yearly. Our study aimed to determine the frequency of gallstones in Acute Pancreatitis (AP) patients.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, recruited all patients fulfilling inclusion criteria presented in the general surgery department from 3rd Oct 2020 to 3rd Oct 2021. After ethical approval and consent, a brief history was taken, and clinical examination, laboratory investigations, and ultrasound of the upper abdomen were done to ascertain the frequency of gallstones.

Results: A total of 93 patients diagnosed with AP were included in this study. Of these, 70 (50.6%) were male patients, and 23 (49.4%) were females, with a mean age of 40.752+11.764 years. The gallstones were found in 42 (45.2%) patients.

Conclusion: The frequency of gallbladder stones was high in patients with AP. A prompt or a late diagnosis can directly affect a patient’s mortality and morbidity.



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