The authors, after an exact definition of biliary pancreatitis and a discussion of epidemiology, based on 5000 cases of acute pancreatitis reported in literature, report the etiopathogenic and physiopathologic theories proposed up to now and by them taken in consideration in previous reports. Particularly, recent findings confirm the pathogenic importance, not so much of the biliary reflux, as of pancreatic intraductal hypertension in the genesis and evolution of the disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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