Value of Indirect Pancreatic Function Tests

  • P. G. Lankisch
Conference paper


Two principally different procedures are available for investigating exocrine pancreatic function (Table 1):
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    Direct pancreatic function tests, measuring the contents of pancreatic secretion (bicarbonate and enzymes)

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    Indirect pancreatic function tests, whereby diminished digestive capability signifies exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.



Chronic Pancreatitis Enzyme Replacement Therapy Pancreatic Function Exocrine Pancreatic Function Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Lankisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineMunicipal Hospital of LüneburgLüneburgGermany

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