Acute pancreatitis

Sifrance Tran, Anthony C. Chin

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Pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas that clinically presents as abdominal pain associated with elevated pancreatic enzymes. It can occur at varying degrees of severity, ranging from mild, self-limiting disease to severe disease involving multiorgan dysfunction. Additionally, it may occur within a wide spectrum of illness that spans acute, acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis (Box 14.1) [1-3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgery of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Pancreas in Children, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781444181210
ISBN (Print)9781444181203
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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