Ampullary obstruction monitoring in acute gallstone pancreatitis: a safe, accurate, and reliable method to detect pancreatic ductal obstruction.
- Published Article
The American journal of gastroenterology
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Clinical criteria and ordinary laboratory determinations are sufficiently accurate to discriminate between patients with AGP and those with other acute abdominal pathologies. Careful monitoring of patients' pain, quality of nasogastric aspirate, and serum bilirubin level can accurately identify the few cases with persistent ampullary obstruction. Those patients can then be selected for intervention to restore the ampullary patency and prevent progression of acute pancreatitis.
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