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Pancreas and spleen 

Pancreas and spleen
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Pancreas and spleen
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10.1093/med/9780199219018.003.0009
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date: 25 February 2021

Acute pancreatitis 244

Pancreatic trauma 250

Splenic trauma 252

Early postoperative complications: Whipple's procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) 256

Early postoperative complications: splenectomy 258

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is acute inflammation of the pancreas. It can be a life-threatening condition, with an inpatient mortality of 10–15%. AP can be defined as either mild or severe....

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