Treatment options for chronic pancreatitis

Y Issa, Marco Bruno, OJ Bakker, MG Besselink, Nicolien Schepers, HC van Santvoort, HG Gooszen, MA Boermeester

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This Review covers the latest developments in the treatment options for chronic pancreatitis. Pain is the most frequent and dominant symptom in patients with chronic pancreatitis, which ranges from severe disabling continuous pain to mild pain attacks and pain-free periods. Conventional treatment strategies and recent changes in the treatment of pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis are outlined. The different treatment options for pain consist of medical therapy, endoscopy or surgery. Their related merits and drawbacks are discussed. Finally, novel insights in the field of genetics and microbiota are summarized, and future perspectives are discussed.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)556-564
Number of pages9
JournalNature reviews - gastroenterology & hepatology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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