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Chronic pancreatitis 

Chronic pancreatitis

Chapter:
Chronic pancreatitis
Author(s):

Richard A. Schatz

and Phillip P. Toskes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.152402_update_003

Update:

Management – expanded discussion of endoscopic procedures for refractory pain, main pancreatic and bile duct strictures, main pancreatic duct stones, and coeliac plexus block / neurolysis.

Updated on 30 Jul 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 24 June 2017

Chronic pancreatitis is most commonly due to chronic alcoholism in adults and cystic fibrosis in children, but there are many other causes/associations. Typical presentation is with (1) abdominal pain—but this is not always a feature and when present can vary from being mild to extremely severe; and/or (2) maldigestion—diarrhoea/steatorrhoea and weight loss....

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