Pathophysiological Events in Chronic Pancreatitis: The Current Concept

  • C. Beglinger


Chronic pancreatitis is characterized by recurrent or persistent abdominal pain with destruction and permanent loss of exocrine pancreatic parenchyma. The irreversible morphological changes in the pancreas may lead to a progressive or permanent loss of exocrine and endocrine pancreatic function [1].


Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Insufficiency Permanent Loss Alcoholic Pancreatitis Chronic Alcohol Consumption 
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