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Management of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis—The “Step Up” Approach and Minimal Access Retroperitoneal Pancreatic Necrosectomy

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Infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is increasingly being recognized that noninvasive management, radiological guided drainage, and minimally invasive procedures rather than the traditionally advocated open necrosectomy are associated with a better outcome in IPN. We present a patient with IPN who was managed with the now popular “step up” approach and describe the procedure of Minimal access retroperitoneal pancreatic necrosectomy.

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John, B.J., Swaminathan, S., VenkataKrishnan, L. et al. Management of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis—The “Step Up” Approach and Minimal Access Retroperitoneal Pancreatic Necrosectomy. Indian J Surg 77 (Suppl 1), 125–127 (2015).

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