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Pancreatic Disorders 

Pancreatic Disorders
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Pancreatic Disorders
Author(s):

Conor G. Loftus

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0023
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date: 19 October 2019

Acute pancreatitis is a reversible inflammation. The 2 varieties are interstitial pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis. Interstitial pancreatitis, in which perfusion of the pancreas is intact, accounts for 80% of cases, with less than 1% mortality. Necrotizing pancreatitis is more severe and results when perfusion is compromised. It accounts for 20% of cases, with 10% mortality if sterile and 30% if infected.

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