Extrapancreatic necrotizing pancreatitis with viable pancreas: a previously under-appreciated entity.

BACKGROUND Necrotizing pancreatitis is generally considered to involve the pancreatic parenchyma in all patients, and, as an extension of the necrotic process, the peripancreatic tissues as well. We identified a subgroup of patients in whom the necrotic process involves apparently extrapancreatic tissues alone (EXPN), as opposed to the usual combined… CONTINUE READING