Complications of acute pancreatitis: Helical CT evaluation

B. A. Urban, C. A. Curry, E. K. Fishman

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Acute pancreatitis represents one of the more commonly encountered etiologies of acute abdominal pain. Many complications can present emergently, including pancreatic abscess, necrosis, and hemorrhage. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to educate the reader about the spectrum of CT findings in patients with complications from pancreatitis. Emphasis is placed on evaluation with helical CT, stressing optimal technique and the imaging parameters essential for accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


  • Computed tomography (CT), helical
  • Pancreas, CT
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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