Imaging of Acute Pancreatitis.

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Imaging of Acute Pancreatitis.

Radiol Clin North Am. 2015 Nov;53(6):1189-208

Authors: Thoeni RF

Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammation of the pancreas. Several classification systems have been used in the past but were considered unsatisfactory. A revised Atlanta classification of acute pancreatitis was published that assessed the clinical course and severity of disease; divided acute pancreatitis into interstitial edematous pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis; discerned an early phase (first week) from a late phase (after the first week); and focused on systemic inflammatory response syndrome and organ failure. This article focuses on the revised classification of acute pancreatitis, with emphasis on imaging features, particularly on newly-termed fluid collections and implications for the radiologist.

PMID: 26526433 [PubMed - in process]

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