Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood malignancy. Children with ALL are at risk for developing acute pancreatitis (AP) during treatment, most commonly related to asparaginase. According to the American College of Radiology guidelines, ultrasound (US) should be the first line imaging modality in the diagnosis of AP. However, AP in children with ALL is thought to be due to direct pancreatic injury rather than ductal obstruction, and thus US may not be the optimal imaging modality for this diagnosis.
SPR 2019 Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course