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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 
- 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
Diesen, Diana L. "Chronic Pancreatitis." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2017. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829601/all/Chronic_Pancreatitis.
Diesen DL. Chronic Pancreatitis. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829601/all/Chronic_Pancreatitis. Accessed November 21, 2019.
Diesen, D. L. (2017). Chronic Pancreatitis. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829601/all/Chronic_Pancreatitis
Diesen DL. Chronic Pancreatitis [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. [cited 2019 November 21]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829601/all/Chronic_Pancreatitis.
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