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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