Dr. Patta Radhakrishna-Gastroenterology specialist
Dr. Patta Radhakrishna-Gastroenterology specialist Dr. Patta Radhakrishna-Gastroenterology specialist

Chronic Pancreatitis

Endless pancreatitis is a condition where a patient encounters long haul aggravation and ensuing harm of the pancreas. It doesn't recuperate and deteriorates over the long run and reasons modifications in the ordinary capacities and structure of the organ. Danger components incorporate persevering agony or malabsorption and intense aggravations of the pancreas as an aftereffect of earlier wounds. At the point when the pancreas is scarred, it is not able to deliver compounds and thus can't process the fat aggregated in the framework. There is likewise non-creation of insulin, which can prompt diabetes. Liquor is the commonest reason for incessant pancreatitis in India. Different reasons are extraordinary.

  • Heredity : disruption of pancreatic functions due to genetic mutations
  • Autoimmune problems
  • Blockages of common bile duct or pancreatic duct
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia: high levels of triglycerides
  • Use of medications such as azathioprine, thiazides and sulfonamides
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Smoking
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Acute weight loss with normal eating habits
  • Fatty and oily stools
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Abdominal pain lasting for days in the upper abdomen and also radiating to the back; abdominal pain gets worse with eating and drinking.

Fecal fat test measures the fat in stool and absorption rates of the body.
Serum amylase measures the level of enzymes in the blood.
Serum IgG4 is done to diagnose autoimmune pancreatitis.
Serum lipase measures the level of lipase in the blood.
Serum trypsinogen is done to measure trypsinogen levels in the blood.
Abdominal CT scan produces cross-sectional pictures of the abdomen.
Abdominal ultrasound examines in the internal organs such as the spleen, pancreas and kidneys located in the belly.
Exploratory laparotomy is done to diagnose acute pancreatitis.
ERCP is a combination of fluoroscopy and endoscopy done to diagnose problems in the upper GI tract non-invasively.
EUS combining endoscopy and ultrasound, helps obtain high quality imagery using an endoscope.
MRCP scan is a non-invasive technique of visualizing pancreatic and biliary ducts.

Surgery is the essential treatment and helps alleviating agony by decompressing the pancreatic channel. Here and there a sensible measure of pancreatic parenchyma is cored out to allay agony beginning from the leader of the pancreas. Refraining from liquor is required.

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