Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis

Tyler Stevens, Martin L. Freeman

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Recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) is a painful and debilitating condition for patients, and poses several challenges for clinicians. The primary management goal is to uncover the causes of RAP to prevent recurrent episodes and progression to chronic pancreatitis. Endoscopists have much to offer in the management of RAP, but endoscopic methods should be employed thoughtfully within the framework of a careful history, laboratory and genetic testing, and noninvasive imaging tests. In this chapter, the various causes of RAP will be discussed, with emphasis on the diagnostic and therapeutic role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780323415095
ISBN (Print)9780323547925
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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  • acute pancreatitis
  • endoscopic ultrasound
  • ERCP
  • microlithiasis
  • pancreas divisum
  • sphincter of Oddi dysfunction


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