Emergency complications of acute and chronic pancreatitis

Ngai Moh Law, Martin L Freeman

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Acute pancreatitis is a common disease with a relatively high morbidity and mortality. In contrast, chronic pancreatitis is a recurrent disease with multiple potential complications that occasionally require urgent intervention. This article focuses on the emergency complications of acute and chronic pancreatitis that require urgent intervention. Recent developments in the diagnosis and management of such complications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1169-1194
Number of pages26
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2003


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