Pancreatitis

The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the first part of the small intestine. It secretes digestive juices into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications.

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  1. Pancreatitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is ...
  2. Hereditary pancreatitis is a genetic condition characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). The pancreas produces enzymes ...
  3. You were in the hospital because you have pancreatitis . This is a swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas. ... remove the contents of your stomach. If your pancreatitis was caused by gallstones or a blocked duct, ...
  4. Pancreatitis is swelling of the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis is present when this problem does not heal or recurs and does not improve, gets worse over time, and leads to permanent damage.
  5. Acute pancreatitis is sudden swelling and inflammation of the pancreas. ... its blood vessels. This problem is called acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis affects men more often than women. ...
  6. ... most often develop after an episode of severe pancreatitis. Pancreatitis happens when your pancreas gets inflamed. There are ... with long-term (chronic) swelling of the pancreas (pancreatitis), most often due to alcohol abuse After trauma ...
  7. Pancreatitis in children, as in adults, occurs when the pancreas becomes swollen and inflamed. ... and its blood vessels. This condition is called pancreatitis. Common causes of pancreatitis in children include: Trauma ...
  8. Acute Pancreatitis in Children (National Pancreas Foundation)  
    Pancreatitis/Children ... Pancreatitis ... National Pancreas Foundation ... Acute Pancreatitis in Children Causes of Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis Many cases of acute ...
  9. Inflammation of the pancreas, or pancreatitis, is a serious condition that is most commonly caused by either alcohol toxicity or gallstones. Gallstones can lodge in the common ...
  10. ... most often used to diagnose or monitor acute pancreatitis . It may also detect some digestive tract problems. ... also be done for the following conditions: Chronic pancreatitis Pancreatic pseudocyst
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