Etiopathogenesis and physiopathology of acute biliary pancreatitis

M. Borghese, L. Schiffino, A. Giuliani, V. Terrinoni, M. Rengo, M. Scarpini, A. Tocchi, G. Galati

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-598
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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