Update in the Classification of Chronic Pancreatitis

  • M. Sarner


Classification of any disease has two functions. The first is to answer the three questions “What is wrong?” “What is going to happen?” and “What can be done?” The second is to provide a lingua franca among those caring for the patients. No classification system is perfect, and any one simply reflects the state of the art at the time that it is promulgated.


Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreas Divisum Minor Papilla Endoscopic Retrograde Pancreatography Obstructive Pancreatitis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sarner
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. GastroenterologyUniversity College HospitalLondonUK

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