Management of chronic pancreatitis

Gastroenterology. 2013 Jun;144(6):1282-91.e3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.02.008.


Advances in our understanding of chronic pancreatitis have improved our care of patients with this disease. Although our therapies are imperfect and many patients remain symptomatic, appropriate medical care improves the quality of life in these patients. Proper management requires an accurate diagnosis, recognition of the modifiable causes of disease, assessment of symptoms and complications, treatment of these symptoms and complications utilizing a multidisciplinary team, and ongoing monitoring for the effect of therapy and the occurrence of complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency / etiology
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency / therapy
  • Humans
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain / prevention & control
  • Pancreatitis, Chronic / complications
  • Pancreatitis, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Pancreatitis, Chronic / therapy*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome