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Acute Biliary Pancreatitis

  • P. Malfertheiner
Conference paper

Abstract

Gallstones are a well established pathogenetic factor in acute pancreatitis and recognized as one of its two major causes. While alcohol has a higher prevalence among cases with acute pancreatitis reported in series from North America [1] and Germany [2], gallstones are the commonest etiological factor of acute pancreatitis in the United Kingdom, where they account for more than 50% of cases [3]. No definite explanation is available for these geographic discrepancies.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Common Bile Duct Pancreatic Duct Common Bile Duct Stone Endoscopic Sphincterotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Malfertheiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine IIUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

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