Surgical management of acute pancreatitis in Italy: lessons from a prospective multicentre study

Published on Nov 1, 2010in Hpb3.401
· DOI :10.1111/J.1477-2574.2010.00201.X
Paolo De Rai9
Estimated H-index: 9
Alessandro Zerbi57
Estimated H-index: 57
+ 7 AuthorsValerio Di Carlo34
Estimated H-index: 34
Objective This study aimed to evaluate the surgical treatment of acute pancreatitis in Italy and to assess compliance with international guidelines.
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