chronic obstructive pancreatitis

chronic obstructive pancreatitis

pancreatitis caused by dilatation of one of the major ducts proximal to an obstruction, usually from a tumor or scarring, which may be the result of earlier acute pancreatitis. Removal of the obstruction may improve pancreatic function.
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4] However, duct obstruction is considered an essential fibrosis mechanism in chronic obstructive pancreatitis distal to a stricture of the pancreatic duct.
In the present study, the pancreatic tissues in patients with ampullary carcinomas showed various changes, ranging from almost normal to typical patterns of chronic obstructive pancreatitis.
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