Prevalence and treatment of bleeding complications in chronic pancreatitis

  title={Prevalence and treatment of bleeding complications in chronic pancreatitis},
  author={Hendrik Bergert and Frank Dobrowolski and S. Caffier and Aaron B Bloomenthal and Irene Hinterseher and Hans Detlev Saeger},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
As spontaneous major haemorrhage in patients with chronic pancreatitis is rare, limited data have been reported, and no evidence-based guidelines are currently available regarding the optimal treatment modality. We report our experience with 36 patients with severe bleeding complications from a series of 541 patients presenting with chronic pancreatitis (representing a prevalence of 6.7% of admitted patients), treated in one surgical department over a period of 9.5 years, with a median follow… CONTINUE READING


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