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J R Soc Med. 1982 February; 75(2): 114–116.
PMCID: PMC1437277

Pancreatic abscess.


Three cases of pancreatic abscess are described to show the difficulties in diagnosis and that inadequate treatment is invariably fatal. Early recognition and prompt surgical drainage, together with biliary decompression if indicated, are advised.

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