2 Indications and current treatments
2.1 Pancreatic necrosis (also called necrotising pancreatitis) is a serious complication of pancreatitis that can occur in some patients. It can occur with or without the formation of pseudocysts and is associated with significant morbidity and high mortality, particularly if it becomes infected. Patients usually need a long stay in hospital with treatment in intensive care.
2.2 Current treatment options for pancreatic necrosis include conventional open or laparoscopic necrosectomy.