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Management of severe acute pancreatitis. BJS 2003; 90: 407-420.

Published: 31st March 2003

Authors: M. Yousaf, K. McCallion, T. Diamond

Background

Acute pancreatitis is still associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Current management guidelines are sometimes equivocal, particularly in relation to the surgical treatment of severe disease. This review assesses available investigative and treatment strategies to allow the development of a formalized management approach.

Method

A literature review of diagnosis, staging and management of acute pancreatitis was performed.

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