[Current alternatives in the surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis--a review article].

Abstract

Chronic pancreatitis is characterized as an inflammatory process affecting the pancreas that causes progressive destruction of the gland and fibrosis, with subsequent endocrine and exocrine insufficiency. The most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is alcohol use in combination with nicotine. Manifestations are persistent or recurrent painful attacks. The… (More)

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@article{Katuchov2011CurrentAI, title={[Current alternatives in the surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis--a review article].}, author={Jana Kat'uchov{\'a} and Jozef Radoň{\'a}k}, journal={Casopis lekaru ceskych}, year={2011}, volume={150 7}, pages={378-83} }