Sensitivity and specificity of bilirubin and Alkaline phosphatase

The Bottom Line: Sensitivity and specificity located under: Table 3 Discrimination and predictive values of radiological and biochemical predictors for common bile duct stones early in the course of acute biliary pancreatitis. Page 11

Van Santvoort Prediction of common bile duct stones in the earliest stages of acute biliary pancreatitis. Endoscopy 2011 vol:43 iss:1 pg:8 -13

Temporary obstruction of the major duodenal papilla by gallstones and/or sludge is thought to be the cause of acute biliary pancreatitis. Patients usually undergo early therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). International guidelines state early ERCP is to be performed in all patients with acute biliary pancreatitis and suspected cholangitis and/or biochemical or radiological signs of stones in the common bile duct

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