Necrosectomy by lavage in the surgical treatment of severe necrotizing pancreatitis. Results in 263 patients

P. Pederzoli, C. Bassi, S. Vesentini, C. Iacono, N. Nicoli, G. Mangiante, S. Corra, M. Falconi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)775-780
Number of pages6
JournalActa Chirurgica Scandinavica
Volume156
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Lavage
  • Necrosectomy
  • Necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Pederzoli, P., Bassi, C., Vesentini, S., Iacono, C., Nicoli, N., Mangiante, G., Corra, S., & Falconi, M. (1990). Necrosectomy by lavage in the surgical treatment of severe necrotizing pancreatitis. Results in 263 patients. Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica, 156(11-12), 775-780.