Table 3

Apoptotic index within acinar cells and islet cells, stained with haematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and the TUNEL method

Apoptotic index (AI) (%)
Case NoAcini AI (H&E)Islets AI (H&E)Acini AI (TUNEL)Islets AI (TUNEL)
CP, chronic pancreatitis; N, normal.
CP 10.180.0480.260
CP 20.1700.0910
CP 30.280.140.200
CP 40.2400.130
CP 50.440.110.210
CP 60.210.0750.170
Median (range)0.23 (0.17–0.44)0.062 (0–0.14)0.19 (0.091–0.26)0
N 10.025000
N 20.04100.0220
N 30000
N 4000.0240
N 50.027000
N 60.020000
Median (range)0.023 (0–0.041)00 (0–0.024)0