Management of Acute Pancreatitis

Publication Date: March 5, 2024
Last Updated: March 8, 2024

Diagnosis

  • We suggest that early/at admission routine computed tomography (CT) not be performed for the purpose of determining severity in AP and should be reserved for patients in whom the diagnosis is unclear or who fail to improve clinically within the first 48–72 hours after hospital admission and intravenous hydration.

Etiology

We suggest transabdominal ultrasound in patients with AP to evaluate for biliary pancreatitis and a repeat US if the initial examination is inconclusive. (C, VL )
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Overview

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Management of Acute Pancreatitis

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