Role of endoscopic ultrasonography in patients with first episode of idiopathic acute pancreatitis.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Acute pancreatitis (AP) evades an etiological diagnosis in up to 10 % to 30 % of patients. This group, ie. idiopathic acute pancreatitis (IAP) is prone to a high recurrence (up to 70 %). Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is promising, but there is limited data on elucidating the cause of IAP, from India. This observational study was designed to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12664-013-0422-2


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