Early versus late necrosectomy in severe necrotizing pancreatitis.

@article{Mier1997EarlyVL,
  title={Early versus late necrosectomy in severe necrotizing pancreatitis.},
  author={J. G. M. van Mier and Enrique Luque-de Le{\'o}n and Adrienne L. Castillo and Felipe A Robledo and Reinaldo Blanco},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={173 2},
  pages={71-5}
}
BACKGROUND Debate as to whether surgery in severe necrotizing pancreatitis (SNP) should be done early or late has been present ever since the disease was described. There are no prospective, randomized studies addressing this specific issue. METHODS Patients with SNP, documented clinically, with Ranson's criteria, and dynamic pancreatography (DP) findings were randomly allocated in two groups for treatment. Group A included early necrosectomy (within 48 to 72 hours of onset) and group B, late… CONTINUE READING

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