Acute Pancreatitis

Diana L Diesen, MD
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Introduction

Acute pancreatitis, according to the INSPPIRE criteria, is defined as including two of the following [1]

  • abdominal pain consistent with acute pancreatitis
  • imaging consistent with acute pancreatitis (acute pancreatitis CT)
  • lipase or amylase greater than or equal to three times the upper limit of normal

see also Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatitis Procedures

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Last updated: October 15, 2018