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Morphology of Acute Pancreatitis

  • A. K. Foulis
Conference paper

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis occurs in many different clinical settings, with varying causes. It is therefore very likely that factors as diverse as an impacted gall stone at the ampulla of Vater, hypothermia, or chronic alcoholism all initiate the disease process in different ways. Once an autodigestive process is started within the pancreas, however, a more uniform picture emerges.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Necrosis Gall Stone Gall Stone Pancreatitis Infected Pancreatic Necrosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Foulis
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pathology, Royal InfirmaryUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland

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