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Case on Necrotizing Acute Pancreatitis: “Infection Is Not Found But Patient Is Becoming Worse”

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Infected necrotizing pancreatitis is a severe complication of acute pancreatitis and occurs in 5–10 % of cases. Whereas the median mortality of sterile necrotizing pancreatitis in the literature is 12 %, the mortality of infected necrotizing pancreatitis is 30 % [1]. Since intervention is only indicated in case of infection, it is of utmost importance to distinguish between sterile and infected necrotizing pancreatitis.

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Besselink, M. (2014). Case on Necrotizing Acute Pancreatitis: “Infection Is Not Found But Patient Is Becoming Worse”. In: Cuesta, M., Bonjer, H. (eds) Case Studies of Postoperative Complications after Digestive Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01613-9_46

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