Current management of acute pancreatitis

  title={Current management of acute pancreatitis},
  author={Thomas E. Clancy and Eric P. Benoit and Stanley W Ashley},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Acute pancreatitis may vary in severity, from mild, self-limiting pancreatic inflammation to pancreatic necrosis with life-threatening sequelae. In the majority of the more than 185,000 patients who develop acute pancreatitis each year in the United States, the process is limited tomild parenchymal edema without distant organ dysfunction and an uneventful recovery.1 Although the overall mortality rate with acute pancreatitis is 2–10%, this is primarily related to patients with more severe… CONTINUE READING


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