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Would an Endoscopic ultrasound show an acute pancreatitis flare up? Or only damage/evidence of a chronic pancreatitis condition?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: EUS for biopsy.

The EUS is used to find suspicious parts of the pancreas for biopsy, mainly to exclude pancreatic cancer.
Acute pancreatitis is usually determined by symptoms & blood tests (amylase, lipase) but cannot distinguish if there is cancer under the inflammation. Repeated acute pancreatitis bouts lead to chronic pancreatitis, which is a risk factor (probably the main one) for pancreatic cancer. TTYD.

In brief: EUS for biopsy.

The EUS is used to find suspicious parts of the pancreas for biopsy, mainly to exclude pancreatic cancer.
Acute pancreatitis is usually determined by symptoms & blood tests (amylase, lipase) but cannot distinguish if there is cancer under the inflammation. Repeated acute pancreatitis bouts lead to chronic pancreatitis, which is a risk factor (probably the main one) for pancreatic cancer. TTYD.
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