Necrosectomy for Severe Acute Pancreatitis

  • A. Leppäniemi
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Acute pancreatitis is encountered in about 3% of hospital admissions for acute abdominal pain [1]. There is great variation in the incidence of acute pancreatitis ranging from 10 and 15 per 100 000 inhabitants/year in the United Kingdom and Germany, respectively [2–4], up to 80 per 100 000 in the United States [5]. In Finland, an increase in the incidence from 47 to 73 per 100 000 inhabitants/year was noted from 1970 to 1989 [6].


Acute Pancreatitis Severe Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Resection Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Necrotizing Pancreatitis 
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