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Pancreatitis: Treatment and Complications

dc.contributor.authorRodrigo Sáez, Luis Ricardo spa
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-23T09:47:33Z
dc.date.available2012-10-23T09:47:33Z
dc.date.issued2012spa
dc.identifier.isbn978-953-51-0109-3spa
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.intechopen.com/books/pancreatitis-treatment-and-complicationsspa
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10651/5350
dc.description.abstractPancreatitis may be acute or chronic. Although they can be caused by similar aetiologies, they tend to follow distinct natural histories. Around 80% of acute pancreatitis (AP) diagnoses occur as secondary to gallstone disease and alcohol misuse. This disease is commonly associated with the sudden onset of upper abdominal that is usually severe enough to warrant the patient seeking urgent medical attention. Overall, 10 to 25% of AP episodes are classified as severe, leading to an associated mortality rate of 7 to 30%. Treatment is conservative and consists of general medical support performed by experienced teams, sometimes in ICUs. Although most cases of acute pancreatitis are uncomplicated and resolve spontaneously, the presence of complications has significant prognostic importance. Necrosis, hemorrhage, and infection convey rates of up to 25%, 50%, and 80% mortality, respectively. Other complications such as pseudocyst formation, pseudoaneurysm formation, or venous thrombosis increase morbidity and mortality to a lesser degree. The presence of pancreatic infection must be avoided.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInTechen
dc.rightsCC Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obras derivadas 4.0 Internacional
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectGastroenterologyen
dc.titlePancreatitis: Treatment and Complicationseng
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bookspa
dc.identifier.doi10.5772/1488
dc.type.dcmitextspa
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5772/1488
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