Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis: Pathomechanism and Clinical Presentation

  • P. A. Banks
Conference paper


The causes of abdominal pain in chronic pancreatitis remain elusive. Possible causes include acute inflammation of the pancreas, increased intrapancreatic pressure within ducts and/or parenchyma, and neural inflammation. Possible extrapancreatic causes include common bile duct stenosis and duodenal stenosis.


Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Duct Pancreas Divisum Duodenal Stenosis Common Bile Duct Stenosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Banks
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  1. 1.Chief of Gastroenterology, St. Elizabeth’s HospitalTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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