Cystic Diseases

Cystic Diseases A. Pancreatic pseudocysts It is important to distinguish pseudocysts from tumors and other fluid collections. An acute pancreatic fluid collection follows in approximately 25% of patients with acute pancreatitis. It is characterized by acute inflammation, cloudy fluid, a poorly defined cyst wall, and necrotic but sterile debris. This […]

Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic Pancreatitis is caused by alcohol abuse in the majority of patients. Other etiologies include idiopathic or metabolic (hypercalcemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperparathyroidism, cystic fibrosis) factors, drugs, trauma, and congenital abnormalities

Acute Pancreatitis

What is Acute Pancreatitis? Acute Pancreatitis is an inflammatory process of variable severity. Most episodes of acute pancreatitis are self-limiting and associated with mild transitory symptoms that remit within 3 to 5 days.  . The exact mechanism by which various etiologic factors induce acute pancreatitis and with such variable severity is […]

Pancreatic Cancer

1   Risk factors for  Pancreatic Cancer An increased risk of pancreatic cancer has been associated with smoking, alcoholism, hereditary disorders [familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), van Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL), hereditary breast cancer, Gardner syndrome], and chronic pancreatitis. The association with alcohol-induced pancreatitis is related to concurrent chronic pancreatitis and the […]