Gastroenterology Book


Pancreatic Abscess

Aka: Pancreatic Abscess
  1. Pathophysiology
    1. Complication of Acute Pancreatitis
  2. Associated Conditions
    1. Pancreatic Phlegmon
    2. Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  3. Etiology
    1. Escherichia coli (most common cause)
  4. Signs
    1. Rapid deterioration following Acute Pancreatitis
    2. Fever
    3. Ileus
  5. Labs
    1. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
      1. Leukocytosis
  6. Diagnosis
    1. CT-guided needle aspiration
  7. Management
    1. Surgical drainage of abscess
    2. Antibiotics

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