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Biliary colic (gallbladder attack) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Approach to the management of gallstones Most individuals with gallstones are asymptomatic throughout their life and gallstones are found incidentally. The approach to the management of patients with gallstones depends upon the patient’s symptoms, imaging test findings, and whether complications are present. Gallstone complications include acute cholecystitis, cholangitis, gallstone pancreatitis, gallstone ileus, and Mirizzi syndrome. […]

Acute Pancreatitis

Management of acute pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammatory process of the pancreas. Acute pancreatitis can be divided into two broad categories: edematous, interstitial acute pancreatitis and necrotizing acute pancreatitis. Mild acute pancreatitis is characterized by the absence of organ failure and local or systemic complications. Moderately severe acute pancreatitis is characterized by no […]

Acute Pancreatitis – Causes, Signs Symptoms, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis

Clinical features The majority of patients with acute pancreatitis have acute onset of severe upper abdominal pain. Patients may have associated nausea and vomiting. On physical examination, patients have abdominal tenderness to palpation. Patients with severe acute pancreatitis may have fever, tachypnea, tachycardia, hypoxemia, and hypotension.  Laboratory findings Early in the course of acute pancreatitis, […]

Acute pancreatitis

Predicting the severity of acute pancreatitis Scoring systems During the initial 24 hours, severe acute pancreatitis (AP) can be predicted using clinical, laboratory, and radiologic risk factors, many of which have been incorporated into scoring systems such as the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) score, the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Examination (APACHE) II score, […]

Normal Abdominal _ Pelvic CT Anatomy_ Algorithm – Radiology

Structure and Function The abdomen consists of the organs necessary for digestion. These include the stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and small and large intestines. The abdomen also contains the kidneys and spleen. Connecting tissues called the mesentery, hold these organs together. The mesentery also allows these organs to move relative to one another and expand. […]