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Chronic Pancreatitis
Barton F. Lane, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Main pancreatic duct (MPD)
            • Common bile duct (CBD)
          • Definitions

            • Progressive, irreversible inflammatory and fibrosing disease of pancreas

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • Radiographic Findings

                • Fluoroscopic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Choueiri NE et al: Advanced imaging of chronic pancreatitis. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 12(2):114-20, 2010
                                              2. Siddiqi AJ et al: Chronic pancreatitis: ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging features. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 28(5):384-94, 2007
                                              3. Bruno MJ: Chronic pancreatitis. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 15(1):55-62, viii, 2005
                                              4. Lankisch PG: The problem of diagnosing chronic pancreatitis. Dig Liver Dis. 35(3):131-4, 2003
                                              5. Matos C et al: MR imaging of the pancreas: a pictorial tour. Radiographics. 22(1):e2, 2002
                                              6. Remer EM et al: Imaging of chronic pancreatitis. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(6):1229-42, v, 2002
                                              7. Varghese JC et al: Value of MR pancreatography in the evaluation of patients with chronic pancreatitis. Clin Radiol. 57(5):393-401, 2002
                                              8. Forsmark CE: The diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. Gastrointest Endosc. 52(2):293-8, 2000
                                              9. Johnson PT et al: Pancreatic carcinoma versus chronic pancreatitis: dynamic MR imaging. Radiology. 212(1):213-8, 1999
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                                              References
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Main pancreatic duct (MPD)
                                                        • Common bile duct (CBD)
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Progressive, irreversible inflammatory and fibrosing disease of pancreas

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                                            • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                                              • CT Findings

                                                                • MR Findings

                                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                                      • General Features

                                                                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                              • Presentation

                                                                                • Demographics

                                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Choueiri NE et al: Advanced imaging of chronic pancreatitis. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 12(2):114-20, 2010
                                                                                          2. Siddiqi AJ et al: Chronic pancreatitis: ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging features. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 28(5):384-94, 2007
                                                                                          3. Bruno MJ: Chronic pancreatitis. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 15(1):55-62, viii, 2005
                                                                                          4. Lankisch PG: The problem of diagnosing chronic pancreatitis. Dig Liver Dis. 35(3):131-4, 2003
                                                                                          5. Matos C et al: MR imaging of the pancreas: a pictorial tour. Radiographics. 22(1):e2, 2002
                                                                                          6. Remer EM et al: Imaging of chronic pancreatitis. Radiol Clin North Am. 40(6):1229-42, v, 2002
                                                                                          7. Varghese JC et al: Value of MR pancreatography in the evaluation of patients with chronic pancreatitis. Clin Radiol. 57(5):393-401, 2002
                                                                                          8. Forsmark CE: The diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. Gastrointest Endosc. 52(2):293-8, 2000
                                                                                          9. Johnson PT et al: Pancreatic carcinoma versus chronic pancreatitis: dynamic MR imaging. Radiology. 212(1):213-8, 1999