Necrotizing pancreatitis: diagnosis and management.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Necrotizing pancreatitis is a severe disease characterized by gland necrosis and a destructive systemic inflammatory response. Early management involves aggressive resuscitative and supportive measures. Outcomes are primarily determined by the presence of late secondary bacterial infection of the necrotic gland. Early empiric antibiotics and late surgical necrosectomy in the appropriate setting are the keys to managing these sick patients. With appropriate management, mortality can be minimized and long-term quality of life may be restored.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haney, JC; Pappas, TN

Published Date

  • December 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1431 - ix

PubMed ID

  • 18053840

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6109

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.suc.2007.08.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States