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What is Pancreonecrosis?

Description of the disease

Pancreonecrosis is a serious disease of the pancreas characterized by necrosis (tissue destruction) of this organ. It can lead to serious complications and even death if not detected and treated in time.


Pancreonecrosis can be classified as acute and chronic, depending on the degree of development and nature of changes in the pancreas.


Symptoms of pancreonecrosis may include severe pain in the upper abdomen, vomiting, nausea, fever, and general weakness.


The main causes of pancreonecrosis are alcohol abuse, gallstone disease, trauma, infections, and certain medications.


Diagnosis of pancreonecrosis includes various methods of investigation, such as ultrasound, computer tomography, and blood tests, to determine the extent of pancreatic damage.


Treatment of pancreonecrosis may include conservative methods, such as the use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as surgical intervention in case of complications.


To prevent pancreonecrosis, it is recommended to avoid alcohol abuse, properly treat gallstone disease, avoid trauma and infections of the pancreas.


Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pancreonecrosis are carried out by a gastroenterologist or surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.