Chris E. Forsmark

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Chronic pancreatitis

How can I be sure that the patient has chronic pancreatitis? There are a number of clinical presentations of chronic pancreatitis. The disease usually is initially considered based on imaging findings or on symptoms. Abdominal pain is usually the earliest, most frequent, and most characteristic symptom. In many patients, the pain is often episodic early…

Cystic neoplasms and IPMN

Introduction Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas are being increasingly identified, due to the increased use of cross sectional imaging like CT or MRI. These neoplasms include intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) as well as mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) and other more rare cystic tumors (e.g cystic islet cell tumors). The understanding of IPMN of the…

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