COMMENTARY

Chronic Pancreatitis: Osmosis Study Video

Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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April 24, 2020

Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation, atrophy, or calcification of the pancreas that alters the organ's normal structure and functions. Major causes include alcohol abuse and cystic fibrosis; however, it can be idiopathic. The symptoms consistent with chronic pancreatitis usually present with persistent abdominal pain or steatorrhea resulting from malabsorption of the fats in food. Significant weight loss often occurs due to malabsorption. This video covers key aspects of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.

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