Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg (2017) 43:883–884 DOI 10.1007/s00068-017-0843-1 LETTER TO THE EDITOR 1 2 A. C. Ariffin · H. Ngadiron Received: 19 June 2017 / Accepted: 14 September 2017 / Published online: 21 September 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Dear Editor, to be redundant. A study by Shinagare et al. showed 87.1% cases of AP could have been diagnosed without imaging I read with great interest the article by Karagoz et al. . based on clinical symptoms and elevated laboratory works This is an interesting method in determining the competency with 94.9% were only mild pancreatitis. This study also and train new emergency physicians in identifying acute showed only 1% of those AP cases had pancreatic necrosis pancreatitis (AP) using computed tomography of abdomen in early imaging . Another multicenter trial by the Dutch (CT). showed that 89% of AP presented to the emergency depart- However, there are few issues I would like to add regard- ment only had mild pancreatitis with none of those early CT ing this matter. Before that, it is important to understand develop necrosis . An even larger population study of 252 the indication and the role of such imaging in AP. AP is a patients revealed only
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