Role of endoscopic ultrasound during hospitalization for acute pancreatitis

Vikram Kotwal, Rupjyoti Talukdar, Michael Levy, Santhi Swaroop Vege

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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is often used to detect the cause of acute pancreatitis (AP) after the acute attack has subsided. The limited data on its role during hospitalization for AP are reviewed here. The ability of EUS to visualize the pancreas and bile duct, the sonographic appearance of the pancreas, correlation of such appearance to clinical outcomes and the impact on AP management are analyzed from studies. The most important indication for EUS appears to be for detection of suspected common bile duct and/or gall bladder stones and microlithiasis. Such an approach might avoid diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography with its known complications. The use of EUS during hospitalization for AP still appears to be infrequent but may become more frequent in future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4888-4891
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume16
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2010

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Pancreatitis
Hospitalization
Pancreas
Urinary Bladder Calculi
Common Bile Duct
Gallstones
Bile Ducts

Keywords

  • Acute biliary pancreatitis
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Idiopathic pancreatitis

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  • Gastroenterology

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Role of endoscopic ultrasound during hospitalization for acute pancreatitis. / Kotwal, Vikram; Talukdar, Rupjyoti; Levy, Michael; Vege, Santhi Swaroop.

In: World Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 16, No. 39, 21.10.2010, p. 4888-4891.

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Kotwal, Vikram ; Talukdar, Rupjyoti ; Levy, Michael ; Vege, Santhi Swaroop. / Role of endoscopic ultrasound during hospitalization for acute pancreatitis. In: World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010 ; Vol. 16, No. 39. pp. 4888-4891.
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