Pancreatic duct disruption, disconnection linked to fourfold higher risk for fistula formation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pancreatic duct disruption and disconnection were associated with increased short- and long-term complications in patients with necrotizing pancreatitis, according to data presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.“Acute pancreatitis is complicated by necrosis of the pancreas and peripancreatic tissues in 20% of cases,” Vibhu Chittajallu, MD, a second-year GI fellow at the Digestive Health Institute at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, told attendees. “Necrosis of the pancreatic parenchyma may leadRead More

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