Revised Atlanta Classification of Acute Pancreatitis The table summarizes the CT criteria for pancreatic and peripancreatic fluid The CT severity index (CTSI) combines the Balthazar grade ( points) with the extent. Em , Balthazar et al. Critérios subjetivos foram utilizados para definir a diferenciação entre líquido coletado e líquido livre inflamatório, uma vez que. The BISAP Score for Pancreatitis Mortality predicts mortality risk in pancreatitis with fewer variables than Ranson’s.

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Abdominal pain consistent with acute pancreatitis: Pseudocyst After 4 weeks in interstitial pancreatitis. Pseudocyst This patient presented with a gastric outlet obstruction 2 months after an episode of acute pancreatitis. During the research period, there was an admission of 1, patients to the Balthaar Service of Mexico’s General Hospital, in which 65 4.

The patient underwent surgery and the collection was found to consist of necrotic debris, which was not appreciated on CT, hence this was a walled-off-necrosis and not a pseudocyst. Todos os exames foram avaliados analisando-se inicialmente as imagens da fase sem contraste venoso e, posteriormente, as imagens das fases sem e com contraste venoso, conjuntamente. Take home messages Be familiar with the terminology in acute pancreatitis using the Revised Atlanta Classification.

This patient had fever and multiple organ failure. Balthazar C Case 3: An important consideration was the impossibility to correlate the tomographic finds with the serum concentration of reactive C proteins, which is considered until the present moment the best prognosis indicator of AP. Discussion On this study we found that in our hospital service we have a low frequency of the disease.


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Transverse mesocolon Small bowel mesentery. The BISAP is a more-recent score than the older Ranson’s Criteria, and does not require data points from 48 hours into a patient’s hospital admission. The Balthazar score was originally used alone, but the addition of a score for pancreatic necrosis improved correlation with clinical severity scores. Be sure it is not a pseudoaneurysm Think ahead – What is the plan: Articles Cases Courses Quiz.

On a follow-up scan the collection in the right anterior pararenal space increased in size. About Blog Go ad-free. There were included patients of any gender above the age of 18, with diagnosis of acute pancreatitis of any etiology, who had performed an abdominal tomography 72 hours after the beginning of the clinical condition in order to stage the pancreatic damage.

After drainage the collection barely diminished in size.

These patients usually recover by the end of the first week. FNA and Drainage Once the clinical condition of the patient deteriorates and the patient is febrile, fine needle aspiration FNA can be used to differentiate between sterile and infected collections. Interstitial pancreatitis Morphologically there are 2 types of acute pancreatitis – interstitial or oedematous pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis.

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Some edema of the uncinate process of the pancreatic head blue arrow. Practice guidelines in acute pancreatitis.

Fifty per cent of the patients had acute severe pancreatitis according to the Atlanta criteria. Early – first week Only clinical parameters are important for treatment planning and are determined by the systemic inflammatory response syndrome – SIRS, which can lead to organ failure.


These collections also show homogeneous high signal intensity on a fat-suppressed T2-weighted MRI image, are fully encapsulated and contain clear fluid i. Here another case of interstitial pancreatitis without necrosis.

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crjterios Important remarks concerning FNA: Acute oedematous or interstitial pancreatitis. What are the findings?

Avoid early drainage of collections and avoid introducing infection. American College of Gastroenterology guideline: Normal enhancement of the entire pancreas.

Clinical suspicion or documented infected necrotizing pancreatitis with clinical deterioration Ongoing organ failure for several weeks after disease onset in the absence of documented infected necrotizing pancreatitis. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. There are 3 subtypes of necrotizing pancreatitis: The characteristics of the patients that were included on the study are shown on table I.

The s everity is classified into three categories based on clinical and morphologic findings: Infection is rare during the first week. Approximately half of the deaths happen during the first ppancreatitis due to multi-organ systemic failure Early severity stratification of acute pancreatitis is important to identify patients with the highest morbidity. The correlation coefficients for the Balthazar scale were: Based on CT alone it is sometimes impossible to determine whether a collection contains fluid only or a mixture of fluid and necrotic tissue.