Acute Pancreatitis

  • D. W. Rattner
  • A. L. Warshaw

Abstract

While the precise etiology of acute pancreatitis is not known, a variety of inciting factors have been identified (Table 39.1). Alcoholism and biliary tract disease are the processes most commonly associated with pancreatitis. Together they account for 80% of cases of acute pancreatitis. The number of patients with idiopathic pancreatitis depends on the extent to which rarer causes are searched for.

Keywords

Permeability Surfactant Catheter Pneumonia Trypsin 

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