Ischemic necrotizing pancreatitis: Two case reports and review of the literature

George H. Sakorafas, Gregory G. Tsiotos, Thomas C. Bower, Michael G. Sarr

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Pancreatic ischemia is a very rare etiology of clinical acute pancreatitis, complicating cardiac surgery, hemorrhagic shock, and transplantation of the pancreas. In this article, we present two patients with acute ischemic necrotizing pancreatitis, complicating a generalized atheromatous disease with extensive lesions in the splanchnic circulation (patient 1) and repair of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (patient 2). Diagnostic approach and management of ischemic necrotizing pancreatitis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Pancreatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 23 1998


  • Ischemia/reperfusion injury
  • Ischemic pancreatitis
  • Necrosectomy
  • Necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology


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