Pathophysiological Events in Chronic Pancreatitis: The Current Concept

  • C. Beglinger

Abstract

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].

Keywords

Zinc Toxicity Nicotine Pancreatitis Selenium 

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