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Minimally invasive 'step-up approach' versus maximal necrosectomy in patients with acute necrotising pancreatitis (PANTER trial): design and rationale of a randomised controlled multicenter trial [ISRCTN13975868].

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BACKGROUND: The initial treatment of acute necrotizing pancreatitis is conservative. Intervention is indicated in patients with (suspected) infected necrotizing pancreatitis. In the Netherlands, the standard intervention is necrosectomy by laparotomy followed by continuous postoperative lavage (CPL). In recent years several minimally invasive strategies have been introduced. So far, these strategies have never been compared in a randomised controlled trial. The PANTER study (PAncreatitis, Ne...

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10.1186/1471-2482-6-6

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Besselink, MG More by this author
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Journal:
BMC surgery
Volume:
6
Pages:
6
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1471-2482
URN:
uuid:92130f08-4a16-481c-a37d-7eaa4d55f41f
Source identifiers:
191311
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pubs:191311

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