Clinical classification and pathological physiology of acute pancreatitis

Shoji Fukuyama, Yukio Mikami, Shin ichi Egawa, Kazunori Takeda, Seiki Matsuno

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Acute pancreatitis is a protean disease capable of wide clinical variation, ranging from mild discomfort to severe organ failure. Moreover, the inflammatory process may remain localized in the pancreas, spread to regional tissues, or even involve remote organ systems. This variability in presentation and clinical course has plagued the study and management of acute pancreatitis since its original clinical description. However, precise comprehension about the pathological physiology is required for better treatment. We described about the clinical classification and pathological physiology in the general in this

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1973-1976
Number of pages4
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov

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