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Acute Pancreatitis

  • Keith W. Millikan

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis usually presents with severe abdominal pain and hyperamylasemia or hyperlipasemia. If these laboratory findings are not present initially but pancreatitis is suspected, a CT scan of the abdomen is indicated. CT is 95 percent sensitive and specific in making the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Based on the clinical and radiographic evidence, acute pancreatitis is classified as severe or mild.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Severe Acute Pancreatitis Common Bile Duct Stone Bile Duct Stone Severe Abdominal Pain 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

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  • Keith W. Millikan

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