Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 588–593 | Cite as

What guidelines tell us about acute pancreatitis. A review of the last international guidelines

  • Carlos Alberto León-Espinoza
  • Silviu Bordu
  • Javier Lopez-Sebastian
  • Elena Muñoz-Forner
  • Francisco Morera-Ocón
  • Luis Sabater-Orti
  • Bruno Camps-Vilata
  • Joaquin Ortega-Serrano
Review Article



Since the Atlanta Symposium several guidelines and consensus conferences have been published to improve the management and understanding of patients with acute pancreatitis. Herein, a review of the most recent guidelines on acute pancreatitis is carried out, trying to find differences and similarities.


Five of the last international guidelines on acute pancreatitis as well as the last consensus conference are critically reviewed.


There is more consensus than disagreement between guidelines, which is why the knowledge of them is of great importance when treating AP.


Pancreatitis Review Necrotizing pancreatitis Guidelines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Alberto León-Espinoza
    • 1
  • Silviu Bordu
    • 1
  • Javier Lopez-Sebastian
    • 2
  • Elena Muñoz-Forner
    • 1
  • Francisco Morera-Ocón
    • 1
  • Luis Sabater-Orti
    • 1
  • Bruno Camps-Vilata
    • 1
  • Joaquin Ortega-Serrano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Hospital ClinicUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryHospital San Pablo CoquimboCoquimboChile

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