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J Clin Med. 2023 Aug 16;12(16):5320. doi: 10.3390/jcm12165320.
Proposal and Validation of New Diagnostic Criteria for Diagnostic Weights of Endoultrasonographic Findings for Early Chronic Pancreatitis
Ken Kashima, Akira Yamamiya, Yoko Abe, Kazunori Nagashima, Takahito Minaguchi Yasuhito Kunogi, Fumi Sakuma, Koh Fukushi, Yasunori Inaba, Takeshi Sugaya, Keiichi Tominaga, Kenichi Goda, Atsushi Irisawa
PMID: 37629362 PMCID: PMC10455995 DOI: 10.3390/jcm12165320
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[Background and study aim] A commonly applied method for diagnosing chronic pancreatitis (CP) uses endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), assigning weights to each EUS diagnostic finding. It is the Rosemont classification (RC). In 2019, to improve EUS diagnostic specificity, Japanese diagnostic criteria for early chronic pancreatitis (ECP) were revised. Nevertheless, the criteria use no weighting of EUS diagnostic findings, as the RC does. This study was undertaken to propose diagnostic criteria that would weight each EUS finding of ECP and that would be more specific than the RC. [Methods] By EUS of the pancreas, 773 patients underwent detailed observation from January 2018 to March 2019 at our institution. An expert finalized all cases when patients were diagnosed. Using data from the medical records, 97 consecutive patients with EUS diagnostic findings of ECP based on the Japanese diagnostic criteria of ECP2009 (JDCECP2009) were selected. The definition under the RC of “Indeterminate for CP” was equivalent to ECP. Each case was diagnosed using (1) JDCECP2009 and (2) the Japanese diagnostic criteria of ECP2019 (JDCECP2019). Moreover, the four diagnostic EUS findings in JDCECP2019 were applied to the RC, weighted (modified-JDCECP2019), and subsequently compared with the earlier diagnostic criteria. As Modified-JDCECP2019, we suggested (3) RC-A-the current four items scored related to the RC, and (4) RC-B-the five items scored by dividing lobularity with and without honeycombing. [Results] Diagnoses produced based on each criterion were normal: ECP = (1) 20:77, (2) 46:51, (3) 52:42, and (4) 60:35. [Conclusions] Modified-JDCECP2019 may provide EUS diagnoses for ECP with higher specificity.
Keywords: EUS; Rosemont criteria; diagnostic criterion; early chronic pancreatitis.