Acute Biliary Pancreatitis

  • Giuseppe Borzellino
  • Edoardo Saladino
  • Anna M. Minicozzi
  • Claudio Cordiano


The aetiology of acute pancreatitis has been reported as biliary in 60% and idiopathic in 21% of cases in a recent Italian survey [1]. New diagnostic approaches have, however, implicated micro-lithiasis and biliary crystals in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis and have allowed a better definition of pancreatitis aetiological epidemiology, with the frequency of biliary pancreatitis reported to be up to 80% [2, 3, 4, 5].


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

  • Giuseppe Borzellino
    • 1
  • Edoardo Saladino
    • 1
  • Anna M. Minicozzi
    • 1
  • Claudio Cordiano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery University Hospital O.C.M. Borgo TrentoUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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