What complications may occur during an episode of acute pancreatitis?
Physicians discuss the types of complications that may arise in children with acute pancreatitis. These can involve the accumulation of fluid - either around the pancreas or within the left-side of the chest - and the draining of that fluid to prevent the issues that can arise if left untreated. They note that while kidney failure is rare in children, physicians need to monitor for it.
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