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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Endoscopic Sphincterotomy in Acute Pancreatitis: Indications and Technique

  • Emanuele Bendia
  • Marco Marzioni
  • Antonio Benedetti
  • Antonio Di Sario
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is a disease of increasing annual incidence which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While many patients need only a general supportive care, about one out of five patients will develop severe acute pancreatitis, and 20% of these patients may die [1, 2].

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Severe Acute Pancreatitis Endoscopic Sphincterotomy Pancreas Divisum Gallstone Pancreatitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuele Bendia
    • 1
  • Marco Marzioni
    • 1
  • Antonio Benedetti
    • 1
  • Antonio Di Sario
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, Ospedali Riuniti University HospitalPolytechnic University of MarcheAnconaItaly

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