[Chronic pancreatitis--rational diagnosis and therapy. Which procedures are relevant for general practice?].MMW Fortschr Med. 2006 Nov 09; 148(45):43-7; quiz 48.MF
Chronic pancreatitis is characterized clinically by recurrent or persistent abdominal pain, as well as exocrine, and possibly also endocrine, pancreatic insufficiency. The diagnosis is established with the aid of imaging procedures and the investigation of pancreatic function. Treatment comprises pain amelioration, possibly also applying endoscopic and surgical measures, and the treatment of exocrine and endocrine insufficiency.