Susceptibility of the pancreas to ischemic injury in shock.

  title={Susceptibility of the pancreas to ischemic injury in shock.},
  author={Andrew Louis Warshaw and Patrick J O'hara},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={188 2},
The pancreas, like the kidney, is highly vulnerable to ischemic necrosis. This form of pancreatic injury may express itself as prolonged hyperamylasemia with only minimal signs or symptoms of inflammation, or may produce severe pancreatitis followed by abscesses and death. Autopsy examination of patients dying after oligemic shock showed a 9% incidence of major pancreatic injury if there was not concomitant acute renal tubular necrosis (ATN), but a 50% incidence in those with ATN. Similarly… CONTINUE READING