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Treatment and Complications

Edited by Luis Rodrigo

University of Oviedo

Pancreatitis may be acute or chronic. Although they can be caused by similar aetiologies, they tend to follow distinct natural histories. Around 80% of acute pancreatitis (AP) diagnoses occur as secondary to gallstone disease and alcohol misuse. This disease is commonly associated with the sudden onset of upper abdominal that is usually severe enough to warrant the patient seeking urgent medical attention. Overall, 10 to 25% of AP episodes are classified as severe, leading to an associated mortality rate of 7 to 30%. Treatment is conservative and consists of general medical support performed by experienced teams, sometimes in ICUs. Although most cases of acute pancreatitis are uncomplicated and resolve spontaneously, the presence of complications has significant prognostic importance. Necrosis, hemorrhage, and infection convey rates of up to 25%, 50%, and 80% mortality, respectively. Other complications such as pseudocyst formation, pseudoaneurysm formation, or venous thrombosis increase morbidity and mortality to a lesser degree. The presence of pancreatic infection must be avoided.

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PancreatitisTreatment and ComplicationsEdited by Luis Rodrigo

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1488

ISBN: 978-953-51-0109-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6831-7

Copyright year: 2012

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5 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Acute Pancreatitis - The Current Concept in Ethiopathogenesis, Morphology and Complications

By B. Suresh Kumar Shetty, Ramdas Naik , Adithi S. Shetty, Sharadha Rai, Ritesh G. Menezes and Tanuj Kanchan


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2. Acute Biliary Pancreatitis

By Morgan Rosenberg, Ariel Klevan and Eran Shlomovitz


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3. Childhood Pancreatitis

By Ali E. Abdelbasit


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4. Coagulation Abnormalities in Acute Pancreatitis

By Travis Gould, Safiah Mai and Patricia Liaw


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5. Prevention of Post-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis

By Atsushi Sofuni and Takao Itoi


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6. Recurrent Pancreatitis

By Vincenzo Neri


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7. Acute Pancreatitis: Presentation and Risk Assessment

By Ashok Venkataraman and Preston B. Rich


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8. Imaging Appearances of Autoimmune Pancreatitis

By Koji Takeshita


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9. Prediction of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis

By Takayoshi Nishino and Fumitake Toki


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10. Mini Invasive Treatments in Acute Biliary Pancreatitis

By Juan Carlos Barbella, Diego L. Dip, Anzorena Francisco Suarez, Jorge Dodera and Emiliano Monti


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11. Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Critically Ill Surgical Patients (Special Findings in Severe Acute Pancreatitis)

By Zsolt Bodnár


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12. Traumatic Pancreatitis - Endoscopic and Surgical Management

By Hirotaka Okamoto and Hideki Fujii


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13. Pancreatic Ascites and Pleural Effusion

By K. Prakash


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14. Emphysematous Pancreatitis

By Audrius Šileikis


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