Recent Developments in Acute Pancreatitis

  • D. C. Carter
Conference paper
Part of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1994)


Although the recent years have seen great improvements in our understanding of the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis and in its management, the disease continues to pose significant problems and remains an appreciable source of morbidity and mortality. In this presentation, I intend to discuss some of the recent advances in the treatment of gallstone pancreatitis and the management of multiple organ failure in necrotising pancreatitis, with particular reference to the work of our own group.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. C. Carter
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of Surgery, Royal InfirmaryGB-EdinburghUK

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