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Acute Pancreatitis in Pediatric Patients: Demographics, Etiology, and Diagnostic Imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2016 Mar;206(3):632-44 PMID: 26901022

Pubmed ID

26901022

DOI

10.2214/AJR.14.14223

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to provide updates on acute pancreatitis in children regarding the imaging findings, causes, and complications based on a review of the current studies in the pediatrics literature. We discuss the epidemiology of acute pancreatitis, the role of imaging and imaging findings in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, and the causes and complications of acute pancreatitis.

CONCLUSION: The incidence of acute pancreatitis is increasing in children. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis because imaging findings can be used to establish the cause of acute pancreatitis, evaluate for complications of acute pancreatitis, and possibly predict the course of the disease.

Author List

Restrepo R, Hagerott HE, Kulkarni S, Yasrebi M, Lee EY

Author

Heidi Hagerott DO Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Acute Disease
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Pancreatitis
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ultrasonography
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