Current surgical management of acute pancreatitis.

  title={Current surgical management of acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Th Dugernier and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Dewaele and P F Laterre},
  journal={Acta chirurgica Belgica},
  volume={106 2},
BACKGROUND About 20% of the patients with acute pancreatitis may run a rapidly progressive or fulminant course resulting in the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome with or without accompanying sepsis. In this subset of patients, the mortality rate still ranges from less than 10% with sterile to over 30% with infected pancreatic necrosis. The goal of this review is to assess the available treatment strategies to allow the development of a formalized surgical approach to those patients. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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