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Treatment of Severe Acute Pancreatitis

  • Peter Draganov
Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a protean disease capable of wide clinical variation, ranging from mild discomfort to overwhelming organ failure and death. This chapter introduces definitions, discusses the diagnosis of severe AP (SAP), and examines in detail the various therapeutic options for management of patients with SAP.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Acute Pancreatitis Severe Acute Pancreatitis Bile Duct Stone Pancreatic Necrosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Draganov
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and NutritionUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesville

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