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Chronic pancreatitis 

Chronic pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis

Richard A. Schatz

and Phillip P. Toskes



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

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date: 19 September 2021

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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