Chapter 17. Acute Pancreatitis in Children

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery3,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman4,5,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery6,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director7,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair8,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery9,10,11,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor12,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief13 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery14
  1. Mark E. Lowe MD, PhD Professor of Pediatrics Chief1 and
  2. Véronique D. Morinville MD Assistant Professor2

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch17

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lowe, M. E. and Morinville, V. D. (2008) Acute Pancreatitis in Children, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 3

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 4

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 5

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 6

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 7

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 8

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 9

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 10

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 11

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 12

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 13

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 14

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Montreal Children's Hospital, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

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Keywords:

  • acute pancreatitis (AP) in children;
  • pediatric acute AP incidence increase;
  • cationic trypsinogen mutations in hereditary pancreatitis;
  • SPINK1 (serine protease inhibitor Kazal type 1);
  • pancreatic isoamylase activity;
  • recurrent acute pancreatitis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Incidence

  • Etiology

  • Inherited predispositions

  • Pathophysiology

  • Investigations

  • Diagnosis

  • Imaging

  • Management

  • Recurrent acute pancreatitis

  • References