Pancreatic Stones

pancreatic stone

Chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic stone diseases are formation of calcification or stones in the pancreatic duct causing duct blockage. It may lead to obstruction and pancreatic leading to acute pain in stomach radiating to back or chronic lingering pain. It may lead to indigestion leading to 5 to 6 foul smelling greasy stools with early onset of diabetes, weight loss and malnutrition. Causes of this disease are alcohol intake, gall stones, tropical or hereditary origin, too much fat intake. Early diagnosis is needed to cure it.ultrasound abdomen followed by MRI abdomen can achieve the diagnosis. Causative factor should be treated.alcohol intake need to be curbed..Gall bladder removal to be done if stones in gall bladder is the causative factor
If too much symptoms are there, medical treatment like pain killers , antoxipan and pancreatic enzyme supplements like creon can help in relieving symptoms.extreme cases may need pancreatic endotherapy or surgery to open the duct and remove the stones called lateral pancreaticojejunostomy may be needed. Avoid fatty diet.treat eraly diabetes and take pancreatic enzyme supplements to avoud further damage to pancreas. Fatty pancreas report on ultrasound should be investigated with amylase lipase blood levels to rule out this condition.

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