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Pathomorphology of Acute Pancreatitis in Relation to Its Clinical Course and Pathogenesis

  • G. Klöppel
  • G. Adler
  • H. F. Kern
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Abstract

The pathogenesis and pathophysiology of pancreatitis are still a matter of debate. It is therefore difficult to establish morphological, functional, and clinical criteria on which the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis can be based and on which all investigators in this field agree [4]. In the following we will refrain from giving a comprehensive review on the pathomorphology of acute pancreatitis, but will address a number of issues which seem to be relevant for the diagnostic assessment of acute pancreatitis. Answers to some of these questions will be based on recent histological, immunocytochemical, and ultrastructural studies in large series of cases with acute pancreatitis [2, 5, 6].

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Acinar Cell Severe Acute Pancreatitis Biliary Pancreatitis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Klöppel
    • 1
  • G. Adler
    • 2
  • H. F. Kern
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PathologyUniversity of HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyUniversity of MarburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of MarburgGermany

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