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Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis Should Be Evaluated With Secretin-Enhanced MRCP


Background: Acute pancreatitis is a common condition, and many cases resolve. However, some patients will have subsequent episodes, referred to as recurrent acute pancreatitis. Though the gold standard for evaluating the pancreatic duct is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is more often used owing to its noninvasive nature. Using secretin may improve evaluation of the pancreatic ducts. Objective: To determine i more...
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