Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis

Chang Il Kwon, Jae Hee Cho, Sung Hoon Choi, Kwang Hyun Ko, Temel Tirkes, Mark A. Gromski, Glen A. Lehman

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Abstract

Chronic pancreatitis is a chronic condition characterized by pancreatic inflammation that causes fibrosis and the destruction of exocrine and endocrine tissues. Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive disease, and no physiological treatment is available to reverse its course. However, with advances in medical technology, the existing diagnostic and treatment methods for chronic pancreatitis are evolving. Managing patients with chronic pancreatitis is challenging and necessitates a multidisciplinary approach. In this review, we discuss the recent advances in the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis and introduce future alternative modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-260
Number of pages19
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Chronic
  • Diagnosis
  • Endoscopy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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