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Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis

Edited by Luis Rodrigo

University of Oviedo

The inflammatory procceses of pancreatic gland can be acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis constitutes the majority of cases requiring hospital admission in gastroenterology. We are yet to discover many things about its pathophysiology, which is a certain drawback for the progress in its treatment. Prediction of severity is necessary for the management plan. However, our progress in the field was significant in the recent decade and a leap forward is expected in this cumbersome condition which has many unmet needs. Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive inflammatory disease characterized by debilitating pain and pancreatic insufficiency. Although medical treatment and endoscopic interventions are primarily offered to patients with chronic pancreatitis, approximately around 50% will ultimately require palliative surgery.

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Acute and Chronic PancreatitisEdited by Luis Rodrigo

Published: March 4th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58489

ISBN: 978-953-51-2026-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7232-1

Copyright year: 2015

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16219 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

3 Dimensions Citations


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1. Etiology of Pancreatitis and Risk Factors

By Eugenia Lauret, María Rodríguez-Peláez and Luis Rodrigo Sáez


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2. Pancreatic Acinar and Island Vascular Apparatus Associated with Acute and Chronic Inflammatory Processes

By Garofita-Olivia Mateescu, Bogdan Oprea, Liliana Stanca, Mihaela Hincu, Malina Coman, Stelian Mogoanta, Dragos Voicu, Relu Stanescu and Ion Rogoveanu


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3. Do Elderly Patients with Acute Pancreatitis Need a Special Treatment Strategy?

By Marcel Cerqueira César Machado , Fabiano Pinheiro da Silva and Ana Maria Mendonça Coelho


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4. Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis — Complications

By Rone Antônio Alves de Abreu and Manlio Basilio Speranzini


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5. Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Acute Pancreatitis

By Carla Mancilla Asencio and Zoltán Berger Fleiszig


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6. The Role of EUS — Diagnosis and Therapeutic Interventions in Patients with Acute Pancreatitis

By José Celso Ardengh, Eder Rios de Lima Filho, Rafael Kemp and José Sebastião dos Santos


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7. Role of Surgery in the Treatment of Pancreatitis and Its Complications

By Vincenzo Neri


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8. Stem Cell Therapies on Pancreatitis

By Mukaddes Esrefoglu


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9. Haemosuccus Pancreaticus in Chronic Pancreatitis — Diagnosis and Treatment

By Hirotaka Okamoto and Hideki Fujii


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10. The Role of Advanced Endoscopy in Management of Acute Pancreatitis

By Charing Ching Ning Chong, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Paul Bo San Lai, James Yun Wong Lau and Francis Ka Leung Chan


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11. Chronic Pancreatitis as an Inductor of Pancreatic Cancer — Correlations With Inflammatory Pathways

By Simona Olimpia Dima, Dana Cucu, Nicolae Bacalbasa and Irinel Popescu


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