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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 7, 2014; 20(37): 13412-13423
Published online Oct 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i37.13412
Surgical and interventional management of complications caused by acute pancreatitis
Feza Y Karakayali
Feza Y Karakayali, Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Ankara 06490, Turkey
Author contributions: Karakayali FY contributed to the study idea, study design, literature search, manuscript writing and final revision of the article.
Correspondence to: Feza Y Karakayali, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Fevzi Cakmak Cad. 5. Sok. No. 48 Bahcelievler, Ankara 06490, Turkey.
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Received: March 1, 2014
Revised: June 27, 2014
Accepted: July 11, 2014
Published online: October 7, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: The surgery and its timing are contentious regarding treatment of severe acute pancreatitis and related complications. Many studies showed that “early” open surgery has been accompanied often by higher mortality and morbidity rates, and should be the next step in treating severe acute pancreatitis complications, when minimally invasive management fails. In this review article, current treatment options and results are discussed.