Endoscopic Management of Necrotizing Pancreatitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

@article{Belaidi2015EndoscopicMO,
  title={Endoscopic Management of Necrotizing Pancreatitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.},
  author={Marisa Belaidi and Virendra Joshi and Benjamin Philip Levy},
  journal={The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={167 5},
  pages={210-2}
}
Severe acute pancreatitis has two predominant phases. The first, "early" phase (1-2 weeks) is characterized by a severe pro-inflammatory state and is best ameliorated with conservative management. The second, "late" phase is a more complex immune-compromised state, during which pancreatic fluid collections become demarcated and walled-off. During this phase, patients are at an increased risk of infection and necrosis secondary to break in the gut barrier. Therefore, treatment becomes more… CONTINUE READING