Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Endoscopic Sphincterotomy in Acute Pancreatitis: Indications and Technique
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].
KeywordsAcute Pancreatitis Severe Acute Pancreatitis Endoscopic Sphincterotomy Pancreas Divisum Gallstone Pancreatitis
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