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Patho- Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis

Patho- Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis - Medical Diagnosis...

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Medical Diagnosis Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis Pathophysiology An inflammation of the pancreas caused by gallstones and other biliary disease. Gallstones are crystalline structures formed from the normal constituents of bile. Gallstone pancreatitis is the result of passage of gallstones into the biliary tract and can present with signs and  symptoms that are similar to those of acute cholelithiasis. Clinical Manifestations In cases of suspected gallstone pancreatitis, in which an obstruction cannot be identified during an ERCP, causes  may include the passage of stones, obstruction due to cholesterol crystals, or debris in the common bile duct or  ampulla. Passage of the gallstones may result in damage to the ampulla allowing the reflux of bile into the pancreas  and furthering the injury.
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