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Commentary on: Postoperative acute pancreatitis

Published:December 05, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2020.10.020
      Postoperative acute pancreatitis (POAP) is gaining more and more well-deserved attention. In this issue of Surgery, POAP is addressed in 4 interesting papers.
      • Bannone E.
      • Andrianello S.
      • Marchegiani G.
      • et al.
      Post-operative hyperamylasemia (POH) and acute pancreatitis after pancreatoduodenectomy (POAP): state of the art and systematic review.
      • Loos M.
      • Strobel O.
      • Dietrich M.
      • et al.
      Hyperamylasemia and acute pancreatitis after pancreatoduodenectomy: two different entities.
      • Ikanega N Ohtsuka T.
      • Nakata K.
      • et al.
      Clinical significance of postoperative acute pancreatitis after pancreatoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy.
      • Andrianello S.
      • Bannone E.
      • Marchegiani G.
      • et al.
      Characterization of postoperative acute pancreatitis (POAP) after distal pancreatectomy.
      These papers highlight that evidence about the presence and incidence of POAP is still limited. In addition, there is a need for a universal definition of POAP.
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