Dr Hafiz Rashid Mahmood,Dr Yumna Ameer,Dr Muhammad Shaheryar
An autoimmune pancreatitis is a form of chronic fibro-inflammatory pancreatitis. It was introduced in 1995 and till now multiple pieces of research have been made to aid in its diagnosis and treatment. As technology has gained advancement so ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography is no longer complex for the diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis. It is diagnosed by a combination of imaging studies like pancreatography, CT scan, laboratory analysis like autoantibodies and lgG4, and histopathological evaluations. Multiple conservative therapies are available for this disease, but many points are still unclear. These gaps have created widespread interest for pathologists, endoscopists, prevalent research, and gastroenterologists in this particular disease. This article aims to provide a better understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune pancreatitis.