Acute pancreatitis

Lotte Boxhoorn, Rogier P. Voermans, Stefan A. Bouwense, Marco J. Bruno, Robert C. Verdonk, Marja A. Boermeester, Hjalmar C. van Santvoort, Marc G. Besselink

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Acute pancreatitis is an unpredictable and potentially lethal disease. The prognosis mainly depends on the development of organ failure and secondary infection of pancreatic or peripancreatic necrosis. In the past 10 years, treatment of acute pancreatitis has moved towards a multidisciplinary, tailored, and minimally invasive approach. Despite improvements in treatment and critical care, severe acute pancreatitis is still associated with high mortality rates. In this Seminar, we outline the latest evidence on diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for acute pancreatitis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-734
Number of pages9
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number10252
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2020

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