Pancreatitis

The pathologic inflammation of your pancreas, a small organ present behind your stomach, is called pancreatitis. The symptoms include indigestion, upper abdominal or back pain, abdominal bloating, and hiccups. Gallstones, binge drinking, pancreatic cancer, infections, abdominal surgery, and injury can result in pancreatitis.

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Is stenting required for chronic pancreatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 22 years old, and he is having severe abdominal pain, and he has a history of pancreatitis. He is currently in the hospital, and yesterday MRI was done. Below is the highlight of the MRI reports: " Pancreatic body and tail appear mild atrophy with peripancreatic fat streak...  Read Full »


Dr. Hiren Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, he has chronic pancreatitis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Along with stone in the duct, which if not relieved with ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and stone removal added with a stent, he may develop pain again...  Read Full »

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