Longstanding inflammation of Pancreas affecting function of Pancreas (Exocrine or Endocrine function).
What are the common causes of Chronic Pancreatitis?
- • Alcohol
- • Gall stones
- • High Triglycerides or High calcium levels
- • Pancreatic ductal anomalies
- • Cystic fibrosis
- • Genetic mutations
What are common signs and symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis?
- • Pain abdomen
- • Steatorrhoea â€“ Oily, smelly stool, which often floaty
- • Diabetes mellitus
- • Loss of weight
- • Easy tiredness
- • Jaundice
- • Fluid collections around Pancreas (Pseudocyst of Pancreas)
What are the treatment options for chronic pancreatitis?
Medications with Pain killers and Replacement of Pancreatic enzymes and Steroids (Autoimmune diseases). Surgery – If Pain not controlled with medication. Commonly performed procedure – FREYS PROCEDURE – longitudinal opening of pancreatic duct and anastomosed with small intestine along with removal of part of head of pancreas tissue.