Resection of the pancreas for acute fulminant pancreatitis.


The records of 30 consecutive patients treated by pancreatic resection for acute hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis from 1974 to 1978 were reviewed. Formal subtotal or near to total resection of the pancreas was undertaken whenever vigorous nonoperative therapeutic measures did not bring rapid improvement of the condition of the patient. The rationale… (More)


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