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Endocrine glands


Pancreatitis, acute - CT scan
Pancreatitis, acute - CT scan


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Pancreatitis, chronic - CT scan


Pancreas
Pancreas


Pancreatitis - series
Pancreatitis - series


Definition:

Pancreatitis is inflammation or infection of the pancreas. The pancreas, a gland located behind the stomach, releases the hormones insulin and glucagon and substances that help with digestion.



Causes, incidence, and risk factors:

For more information, see the specific type of pancreatitis:



Symptoms:

Symptoms may include:



Signs and tests:

Abdominal x-rays , abdominal CT scans, or other tests may be recommended.



Treatment:

See the specific types of pancreatitis.



Support Groups:



Expectations (prognosis):

See the specific types of pancreatitis.



Complications:

See the specific types of pancreatitis.



Calling your health care provider:

Call your health care provider if you have persistent abdominal pain or jaundice, with or without other symptoms.



Prevention:

See the specific types of pancreatitis.



References:

Banks PA, Freeman ML; Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology. Practice guidelines in acute pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Oct;101(10):2379-400.

Owyang C. Pancreatitis. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 147.




Review Date: 11/17/2008
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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