Severe Acute Pancreatitis: Gut Barrier Failure, Systemic Inflammatory Response, Acute Lung Injury, and the Role of the Mesenteric Lymph.

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Severe acute pancreatitis (AP) often leads to distant organ dysfunction with a high morbidity and mortality rate. The most common and earliest organ to fail is the lungs, but the exact pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the disease are still unclear. No successful targeted therapy exists, and treatment is limited to organ supportive care. It is believed that the gut is involved in the development of distant organ failure, as severe AP is associated with changes in the microcirculation, gut permeability/motility, bacterial translocation, and activation of the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). Experimental evidence implicates the mesenteric lymph as a primary route for these toxic factors to gain access to the systemic circulation. This literature overview was made to survey these mechanisms and the potential of surgical interventions on the thoracic duct as a means of therapy.


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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Kirurgi
Sidor (från-till)651-656
TidskriftSurgical Infections
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 2015
Peer review utfördJa

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