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Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency

  • Alphonso Brown
  • Steven D. Freedman
Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)


Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy is critical in individuals with pancreatic insufficiency. Understanding the normal physiology of pancreatic enzyme secretion and how this is deranged leading to pancreatic steatorrhea is the focus of this chapter. Several areas are detailed including how to diagnose pancreatic steatorrhea, optimal timing and use of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, and expected outcomes.

Key Words

Steatorrhea Pancreatic insufficiency Malabsorption Pancreatic enzyme supplement Fibrosing colonopathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alphonso Brown
    • 1
  • Steven D. Freedman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Pancreas Center: Beth Israel Deaconess MedicalBostonUSA

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