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Natural History of Chronic (Progressive) Pancreatitis: A Life Experience

  • R. W. Ammann

Abstract

The controversies on diagnosis and therapy of chronic pancreatitis (CP) are as marked today as 30 years ago despite many international meetings of classification [1], a marked improvement of diagnostic technics, and, the large and increasing amount of literature.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Alcoholic Pancreatitis Exocrine Insufficiency Recurrent Pancreatitis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Ammann
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology Service, Dept. of MedicineUniversity HospitalZurichSwitzerland

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