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Rare intrathoracic complications in acute pancreatitis.
  1. D J Shewring,
  2. H G Naerger,
  3. H W Steer
  1. Department of General Surgery, Southampton General Hospital.


    Ascites and pleural effusions may complicate pancreatitis but pericarditis with pericardial effusion and tamponade is rare and necrosis of mediastinal fat has not been described before. All these complications occurred in the case reported here.

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