Debridement and closed packing for the treatment of necrotizing pancreatitis

M. Reinblatt, C. Fernandez-Del-Castillo, A. L. Warshaw

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Over the past two decades, considerable progress has been made regarding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of necrotizing pancreatitis (NP). The widespread availability of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and the use of percutaneous needle aspiration to assess for infection in pancreatic necrosis have led to a greater understanding of the natural history of NP and to significant improvements in patient care. Nevertheless, challenges remain regarding the indications, timing, and methods of debridement for tissue necrosis in severe pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiseases of the Pancreas
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Surgical Therapy
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540286554
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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