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Diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis

Beglinger, Christoph. (2010) Diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. Digestive Diseases, 28 (2). pp. 359-363.

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Abstract

The diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is based on a typical history with recurrent flares of acute inflammation, imaging procedures and some laboratory tests. Using imaging procedures (abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging), a diagnosis can only be made when alterations in size (enlargement or atrophy) or shape of the pancreas or changes in intrapancreatic structure (dilation, obstruction of ducts), calcifications, or changes in peripancreatic organs have occurred. Tests of exocrine pancreatic function are not essential for making a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Former Units at DBM > Gastroenterology (Beglinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Beglinger, Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:0257-2753
e-ISSN:1421-9875
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Deposited On:08 Nov 2012 16:18

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