Chronic pancreatitis. Definition

Medical Definition: chronic pancreatitis

Chronic inflammation of the pancreas tends to produce fibrosis histologically the tissue, which can lead to the emergence, over time, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and diabetes. Although repeated episodes of acute pancreatitis and its sequelae may lead to chronic pancreatitis, the most common cause of this is alcoholism. The main symptom of chronic pancreatitis, which is also leading to surgical treatment, pancreatic pain (epigastric pain radiating to the back stick.) See alcoholism, analgesia.

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