Section 69
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Gastrointestinal complications of acute pancreatitis

Neher, M.; Kümmerle, F.

Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift 103(36): 1400-1404


ISSN/ISBN: 0012-0472
PMID: 308003
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1129271
Accession: 068525866

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Gastrointestinal complications, such as ileus, bleeding, stenosis and fistula formation, were retrospectively analysed on 180 patients with acute pancreatitis. Paralytic ileus occurred in only a quarter of patients with acute oedematous pancreatitis and only one had bleeding from a gastric ulcer. Complications occurred in the early but also postacute stage in patients with the haemorrhagic-necrotizing form. Even with early and delayed operation and adequate treatment of most complications, renewed gastrointestinal complications were not uncommon and required re-operations.

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