Expert Video - Is surgery ever used to treat children with acute pancreatitis?
Physicians discuss whether surgery, as well as a number or other types of intervention, can benefit children as treatment options in acute pancreatitis. They explain that in severe cases involving certain types of complications, surgery, interventional radiology, as well as more novel endoscopic approaches can be viable options for consideration. Families may be in contact with a team of specialized care providers ranging from critical care physicians, GI physicians, surgeons, and interventional radiologists, in order to determine the best individualized care for their loved ones.
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