Natural course of chronic pancreatitis.

  title={Natural course of chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Paul Georg Lankisch},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  volume={1 1},
Although the three leading symptoms of chronic pancreatitis, pain, exocrine and endocrine pancreatic insufficiency, are well known, only a few long-term studies have correlated these symptoms with the natural course of the disease. Besides these symptoms, numerous pancreatic complications and/or pancreatitis-associated diseases may affect the course and determine the prognosis of chronic pancreatitis. Their influence, however, has not been studied in detail. This review has two major aims: The… CONTINUE READING

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