TITLE

Chronic pancreatitis: diagnosis and management of complications

AUTHOR(S)
Church, N. I.; Pereira, S. P.; Churchill, D.; Cairns, S.; Hatfield, A. R. W.; Webster, G. J. M.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Gut;Sep2007, Vol. 56 Issue 9, p1189
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an introduction to the Gut tutorial on "Chronic pancreatitis: diagnosis and management of complications." It is noted that chronic pancreatitis is a progressive inflammatory condition leading to irreversible loss of pancreatic structure and function. It is reported to be an independent risk factor for pancreatic cancer development. Pancreatic pseudocyst surgery is indicated in the presence of varices and venous thrombosis.
ACCESSION #
26437222

 

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