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Acute Pancreatitis
Barton F. Lane, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Interstitial edematous pancreatitis (IEP), necrotizing pancreatitis (NP)
            • Acute pancreatic fluid collection (APFC), ± infection
            • Acute necrotic collection (ANC), ± infection
          • Definitions

            • Acute inflammatory process of pancreas with variable involvement of local tissues and remote organ systems

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Banks PA et al: Classification of acute pancreatitis--2012: revision of the Atlanta classification and definitions by international consensus. Gut. 62(1):102-11, 2013
                                          2. Thoeni RF: The revised atlanta classification of acute pancreatitis: its importance for the radiologist and its effect on treatment. Radiology. 262(3):751-64, 2012
                                          3. O'Connor OJ et al: Imaging of acute pancreatitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 197(2):W221-5, 2011
                                          4. Finstad TA et al: Sonography of acute pancreatitis: prevalence of findings and pictorial essay. Ultrasound Q. 21(2):95-104; quiz 150, 153-4, 2005
                                          5. Gandolfi L et al: The role of ultrasound in biliary and pancreatic diseases. Eur J Ultrasound. 16(3):141-59, 2003
                                          6. Balthazar EJ: Acute pancreatitis: assessment of severity with clinical and CT evaluation. Radiology. 223(3):603-13, 2002
                                          7. Balthazar EJ: Staging of acute pancreatitis. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(6):1199-209, 2002
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Interstitial edematous pancreatitis (IEP), necrotizing pancreatitis (NP)
                                                    • Acute pancreatic fluid collection (APFC), ± infection
                                                    • Acute necrotic collection (ANC), ± infection
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Acute inflammatory process of pancreas with variable involvement of local tissues and remote organ systems

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Banks PA et al: Classification of acute pancreatitis--2012: revision of the Atlanta classification and definitions by international consensus. Gut. 62(1):102-11, 2013
                                                                                  2. Thoeni RF: The revised atlanta classification of acute pancreatitis: its importance for the radiologist and its effect on treatment. Radiology. 262(3):751-64, 2012
                                                                                  3. O'Connor OJ et al: Imaging of acute pancreatitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 197(2):W221-5, 2011
                                                                                  4. Finstad TA et al: Sonography of acute pancreatitis: prevalence of findings and pictorial essay. Ultrasound Q. 21(2):95-104; quiz 150, 153-4, 2005
                                                                                  5. Gandolfi L et al: The role of ultrasound in biliary and pancreatic diseases. Eur J Ultrasound. 16(3):141-59, 2003
                                                                                  6. Balthazar EJ: Acute pancreatitis: assessment of severity with clinical and CT evaluation. Radiology. 223(3):603-13, 2002
                                                                                  7. Balthazar EJ: Staging of acute pancreatitis. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(6):1199-209, 2002