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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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DIAZ, Diana Carolina; OTERO REGINO, William  and  GOMEZ ZULETA, Martin. Acute Pancreatitis and Elevated Aminotransferases: What to Think?: A Case Report and Literature Review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2015, vol.30, n.4, pp.479-484. ISSN 0120-9957.

Gallstones are associated with development of acute pancreatitis in 40% of cases, however the diagnostic sensitivities of abdominal ultrasound and CT scans for finding this etiology are limited. The case presented here exemplifies the predictive use of aminotransferase liver enzymes in patients with biliary cholecystectomy but abdominal ultrasound that is negative for cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis. The case is a 55 year old patient whose clinical picture was consistent with acute biliary pancreatitis. The diagnosis was made and endoscopic treatment was recommended

Keywords : Biliary pancreatitis; ALT; endoscopic ultrasonography; ultrasound.

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