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Endoscopic Treatment of Biliary Acute Pancreatitis

  • D. L. Carr-Locke
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Abstract

Gallstones and alcohol represent the most common etiologic factors associated with over 80% of the cases of acute pancreatitis. There is an extensive list of other associated conditions (see Table 1), with approximately 10% of cases falling into the idiopathic category if a thorough investigation is carried out [1–4]. Gallstones are the most common single cause of acute pancreatitis in the United Kingdom [2, 5–7] and in certain parts of North America [8–10],

Keywords

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

  • D. L. Carr-Locke
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of EndoscopyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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