Diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis: review of modern guidelines (part 1)

S.M. Chooklin, S.S. Chuklin, P.M. Popyk, G.V. Shershen


Modern research substantiates the best tactics in patients with acute pancreatitis. It includes early diagnosis, identification of etiological factors, adequate imaging, and assessment of the disease severity. The article provides an overview of modern national and international recommendations for acute pancreatitis from the Medline database from 2013 to 2020. The main criteria for timely diagnosis are outlined. The approach to determining the etiological cause of the disease is considered. The importance of establishing the severity of acute pancreatitis is indicated, for which clinical, laboratory and radiological examination methods are used, as well as various integrated scales. The feasibility and timing of imaging are determined: ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging.


acute pancreatitis; guidelines; diagnosis


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