A conservative surgical technique for treatment of necrotizing pancreatitis is described. Standardized since 1976, the technique is based on washout mechanical necrosectomy accomplished by lavages via intraoperatively placed wide-bore drainage tubes. The overall mortality rate from necrotizing pancreatitis was thereby reduced from 61% (with resective technique) to 18%, and in 106 cases observed from the onset of the disease the mortality fell to only 6.6%. The series included also patients with fulminant acute pancreatitis and multiorgan failure.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
- Necrotizing pancreatitis
- Surgical treatment
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