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Is there such a thing as lung pancreatitis?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: No

The only linke between abdominal descriptions and the lungs is hepatization.
This is very lung tissue is so full of fluid/pus that it appears to look like liver tissue on scan/ct. Pancreatitis is an abdominal process that describes an inflammed pancreas - it does not affect the lungs directly.

In brief: No

The only linke between abdominal descriptions and the lungs is hepatization.
This is very lung tissue is so full of fluid/pus that it appears to look like liver tissue on scan/ct. Pancreatitis is an abdominal process that describes an inflammed pancreas - it does not affect the lungs directly.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: No, however...

...Acute lung injury occurs commonly with severe acute pancreatitis.
Severe acute pancreatitis is characterized by pancreatic necrosis, leading to the release of factors into the bloodstream that can have major effects on the function of vital organs such as the lung. These effects may be temporary but very severe, leading to death in as many as 30-40% of cases.

In brief: No, however...

...Acute lung injury occurs commonly with severe acute pancreatitis.
Severe acute pancreatitis is characterized by pancreatic necrosis, leading to the release of factors into the bloodstream that can have major effects on the function of vital organs such as the lung. These effects may be temporary but very severe, leading to death in as many as 30-40% of cases.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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