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Pancreas pathology: Pancreatitis

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Lesson description:

Knowledge of ultrasound findings in common pancreatic diseases and particularly in pancreatitis is crucial to obtain good imaging and clinical outcomes.

There are three main kinds of pancreatitis: acute, chronic and focal pancreatitis. Each of them have specific ultrasound signs.

The ultrasound examination of a patient with pancreatitis is useful for diagnosis but also to detect biliary gallstones and biliary duct dilatation and to detect complications such as pseudocysts, fluid collections, or ascites.