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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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CZUL, Frank; CORONEL, Emmanuel  and  DONET, Jean A.. Update on chronic pancreatitis: review article . Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2017, vol.37, n.2, pp.146-155. ISSN 1022-5129.

Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive fibro-inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterized by irreversible fibrosis of the gland with eventual failure of exocrine and endocrine functions and hallmark features of abdominal pain, malabsorption, malnutrition, diabetes mellitus and pancreatic calcifications. In many patients this disease results from a complex mix of environmental (eg, alcohol, cigarettes, and occupational chemicals), genetic factors and a few patients with hereditary or autoimmune disease. The management includes medical, endoscopic and surgical approaches with the need for interaction between various specialties, calling for a concerted multidisciplinary approach. This review provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the studies summarizing the epidemiology, etiology, physiopatology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis and treatments of the disease.

Keywords : Pancreatitis chronic; Pancreas; Review.

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