Pancreas & Spleen

Surgery

Pancreas & Spleen

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 280%

This Chapter has the second highest yield in all the 19 subjects.

Upt0 12 marks from this Chapter alone.

This is a very useful, very busy, but logical chapter.

Go ahead and read up everything we hint at here.

Question Pattern

Great focus is likely to be on named Clinical signs and radiological findings in this Chapter.

Acute Pancreatitis has so many possible questions.

Remember you have covered the following areas:

  • Everything about Acute Pancreatitis
  • Whipple’s procedure
  • Benign Tumors of Pancreas
  • MEN
  • Splenectomy – Indications, Complications
  • Named criteria
  • Radiologic findings
  • Lab findings

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Celiac plexus block
  • Milwaukee classification
  • Gastrinoma triangle
  • Components of Whipple’s
  • Gastrinoma – Overview
  • MC complication of Whipple’s
  • Radiology in CA Pancreas
  • MC location of insulinoma in pancreas
  • Complications of chronic pancreatitis
  • MC cause of chronic pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic trauma – Overview
  • MC site of an accessory spleen
  • Passaro’s Triangle
  • Risk factors for CA Pancreas
  • Downward displacement of the spleen is prevented by
  • Gasless abdomen is seen in
  • TIGAR-O classification
  • Cause of chronic tropical pancreatitis
  • Earliest genetic change in CA Pancreas
  • Surgery of choice for CA Pancreas
  • MC neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas
  • Tumor marker in CA Pancreas
  • Chain of lakes appearance is seen in
  • MC tumor of Pancreas
  • Mucinous Cystadenoma of the Pancreas – Overview
  • MC cause of Acute Pancreatitis
  • Management of pancreatic abscess
  • Management of Grade 2 splenic injury
  • VIPoma – Clinical Features
  • Best method to obtain tissue for the diagnosis of CA Pancreas
  • MC site of Gastrinoma in MEN 1 syndrome

Suggested Revision

Since this is an extremely high yield Chapter, revise the following areas without fail.

  • Benign Tumors – Overview
  • Kocher maneuver
  • Drugs used in CA Pancreas
  • Acute pancreatitis – Clinical Features, Lab findings, Radiology, Rx, Complications
  • Assessment of severity of acute pancreatitis
  • Ranson Prognostic Criteria
  • Balthazar scoring system
  • SOFA score
  • Atlanta classification
  • Pancreatic necrosis
  • Pancreatic ascites – Overview
  • Chronic pancreatitis – Overview
  • Hereditary pancreatitis – Overview
  • Rosemont criteria
  • Tests for Exocrine Pancreas
  • Pancreatic enzymes – Overview
  • Beger procedure
  • Drainage procedures for chronic Pancreatitis
  • Pseudocysts – Overview
  • Pancreatic divisum
  • Annular pancreas
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis – Overview
  • Hypersplenism
  • Splenic artery aneurysm
  • Splenic abscess – Overview
  • Indications for splenectomy
  • Complications of Splenenctomy
  • Post-splenectomy Infection – Overview
  • Kehr sign
  • Cullen sign
  • Insulinoma – Overview
  • Non-functioning pancreatic endocrine tumor
  • Glucaganoma – Overview
  • Whipple’s triad

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