Chronic Pancreatitis

Diana L Diesen, M.D.
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Chronic pancreatitis is defined as irreversible structural damage to the pancreas resulting in focal or diffuse destruction, sclerosis or pancreatic duct abnormalities with one of the following [1]

  • abdominal pain consistent with pancreatitis or pancreatic laboratory values greater than three times normal
  • exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • endocrine pancreatic insufficiency

see also Acute Pancreatitis

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Last updated: June 23, 2017