Chapter 56. Acute Pancreatitis

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Sarah H. Poggi MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch56

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Poggi, S. H. (2009) Acute Pancreatitis, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch56

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3PHC, 3800 Reservoir Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • acute pancreatitis;
  • cholelithiasis - cause of acute pancreatitis;
  • computed tomographic (CT) scan of upper abdomen;
  • anticipated complications - peripancreatic fluid collections, pancreatic pseudocyst, and pancreatic abscess;
  • meperidine for pain control;
  • nasogastric suction of ileus;
  • surgical/gastroenterology consultation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Etiology

  • Clinical Diagnosis

  • Laboratory Diagnosis

  • Radiologic Diagnosis

  • Prognosis

  • Treatment

  • Obstetric Concerns

  • Conclusions

  • Suggested Reading