Pancreatic Surgery

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General complications of pancreatic surgery include inflammation of the pancreas and mesentery, focal or generalized infection, obstruction of associated blood vessels or ducts, and loss of exocrine or endocrine function after loss or fibrous replacement of part or the entire pancreas. Most pancreatic abscesses reported in the veterinary literature are considered sterile because many do not culture positive for infecting bacteria. Surgery is recommended to diagnose and treat pancreatic abscesses. Extrahepatic biliary obstruction (EHBO) may cause partial or complete disruption of flow of bile from the gallbladder, cystic duct, and hepatic ducts and may be intermittent or continuous. Those pateints with partial obstructions may be amenable to supportive care. Diabetes mellitus is a collection of conditions in which there is a deficiency of the pancreatic islet cell-produced hormone insulin or there is insensitivity to insulin. A multimodal approach to therapy produces the best results that cause hyperglycemia and promote insulin resistance, and diet and exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications in Small Animal Surgery
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781119421344
ISBN (Print)9780470959626
StatePublished - May 6 2017


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Extrahepatic biliary obstruction
  • Hemorrhage
  • Pancreatic abscesses
  • Pancreatic duct system
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Persistent hyperglycemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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