Chronic pancreatitis: “and the winner is…”
With a systematic review and meta-analysis, the authors arbitrate a competition of EUS, US, ERCP, MRI and CT in the assessment of chronic pancreatitis.
- EUS, ERCP, MRI and CT have high diagnostic sensitivity for chronic pancreatitis
- Diagnostic specificity is comparable for all imaging modalities
- EUS and ERCP are outperformers and US has the lowest accuracy
- The choice of imaging can be made based on clinical considerations
Authors: Y. Issa, M.A. Kempeneers, H.C. van Santvoort, T.L. Bollen, S. Bipat and M.A. Boermeester