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Computerized Tomography in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis

  • Itamar Ashkenazi
  • Yoram Kluger
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Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is a common emergency. In the acute phase, surgery is rarely indicated. Computed tomography (CT) has a major role in the diagnosis and in the selection of proper management strategy of patients presenting with this disease. Since repeated CT may have untoward effects, the indication for CT and appropriate timing should be weighted to best meet the needs of the individual patient. In this chapter, we describe the use of CT under three subheadings, corresponding to the phases of management of this disease: diagnosis of pancreatitis, management during the acute phase, and follow-up.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hillel Yaffe Medical CenterHaderaIsrael
  2. 2.Division of General SurgeryRambam Health Care CenterHaifaIsrael

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