Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency: diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency: diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Juan Enrique Dom{\'i}nguez-Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={26 Suppl 2},
Pancreatic insufficiency is a major consequence of pancreatic diseases leading to a loss of pancreatic parenchyma, obstruction of the main pancreatic duct, decreased pancreatic stimulation, or acid-mediated inactivation of pancreatic enzymes. In addition, gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgical resections are frequent causes. Clinical manifestations include abdominal cramps, steatorrhea and malnutrition. Malnutrition, the main contributing factor of weight loss, has been related to a high… CONTINUE READING