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Criteria of McMahon et al for Severe Acute Pancreatitis Based on the Appearance of Peritoneal Fluid (Leeds Criteria)

Purpose:

To identify a patient with severe acute pancreatitis based on peritoneal fluid features as reported by McMahon et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K85

Description:

McMahon et al described features of free peritoneal fluid and peritoneal lavage fluid associated with severe acute pancreatitis. The authors are from the Leeds General Infirmary in England.

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