Pancreatic Necrosis and Pancreatic Abscess Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Abraham Mathew, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Important considerations

Obtain further imaging studies if a patient's pancreatitis is not improving.

Obtain sample fluid collection(s), if possible, for evidence of necrosis or abscess formation.

Consider surgery for definitive treatment.

Differential Diagnoses