Chronic pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is long standing inflammation of pancreas resulting in pancreatic atrophy, fibrosis and calcification

Common causes of chronic pancreatitis are

  • Alcohol
  • Autoimmune
  • Idiopathic
  • Hereditary
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Increased lipids in blood
  • Symptoms
  • Pain abdomen
  • Diabetes
  • Steatorrhoea (Fat loss in stool)
    • Diagnosis

      • Following tests are done to confirm the diagnosis
      • Endoscopic ultrasonography
      • CECT abdomen
      • MRCP

      Treatment

      • Pancreatic enzyme supplementation
      • Analgesics
      • Antioxidants
      • ERCP and stent placement
      • EUS guided Celiac plexus block

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