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Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Aug 15;305(4):E475-84. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00025.2013. Epub 2013 Jun 4.
Author Address: Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington;
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5279Author: Bahr, M. H., Davis, B. R. and Vitale, G. C.
Title: Endoscopic management of acute pancreatitis
Journal: Surg Clin North Am
Short Title: Endoscopic management of acute pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: The Surgical clinics of North America
ISSN: 1558-3171 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23632144
Keywords: Acute Disease
Biliary Tract Diseases/complications/diagnosis
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Endoscopy, Digestive System/instrumentation/*methods
Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing/diagnosis/etiology/therapy
Abstract: Patients presenting with acute pancreatitis can be complex on different levels. Having a multifaceted approach to these patients is often necessary with radiographic, endoscopic, and surgical modalities all working to benefit the patient. Major surgical intervention can often be avoided or augmented by therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopic maneuvers. The diagnostic role of endoscopy in patients presenting with acute idiopathic pancreatitis can help define specific causative factors and ameliorate symptoms by endoscopic maneuvers. Etiologies of an acute pancreatitis episode, such as choledocholithiasis with or without concomitant cholangitis, microlithiasis or biliary sludge, and anatomic anomalies, such as pancreas divisum and pancreatobiliary ductal anomalies, often improve after endoscopic therapy.