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The clinical significance of contrast enhanced computed tomography in acute pancreatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6524858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
58 patients with alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis were studied by contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT). The patients were divided into groups both on the basis of the clinical course and the prognostic signs. The contrast enhancement curves were then plotted for these patients. All patients with uncomplicated pancreatitis had increased or normal contrast enhancement, whereas all those with fulminant pancreatitis had decreased contrast enhancement of the pancreas. The patients with three, or more prognostic signs had lower enhancement values than those with fewer prognostic signs, but the prognostic signs did not correlate as well with the clinical course as did the contrast enhancement.
Authors:
T Schröder; L Kivisaari; C G Standertskjöld-Nordenstam; K Somer; E Kivilaakso; M Lempinen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0355-9521     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Chir Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-20     Completed Date:  1985-03-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609767     Medline TA:  Ann Chir Gynaecol     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Alcoholism / complications
Humans
Middle Aged
Pancreatitis / diagnosis,  radiography*,  surgery
Prognosis
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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