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Total Necrosis of the Pancreas with Peripancreatic Necrosis: An Absolute Indication for Laparostomy?

  • W. Kreuzer
  • R. Fortelny
  • R. Stanek
  • C. Staritz
Conference paper

Abstract

Despite extensive clinical trials, acute necrotizing pancreatitis remains a poorly understood clinical entity, partly because of the difficulty of diagnosing its presence and assessing its severity, and also to marked variability in its natural history. Studies published to date have shown significant improvement in the clinical and morphological staging of necrotizing pancreatitis [1, 3, 4, 6], but indication for surgery according to either clinical or morphological staging alone remains a controversial issue [7].

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Necrosis Peritoneal Lavage Necrotizing Pancreatitis Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kreuzer
  • R. Fortelny
  • R. Stanek
  • C. Staritz

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