Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in pancreatic cancer: A review of the literature

Michael J. Bartel, Horatio Asbun, John Stauffer, Massimo Raimondo

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Abstract

Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency is a well-documented complication of chronic pancreatitis; however, study results of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in pancreatic cancer are less consistent. This applies for patients who are treated non-surgically and those who undergo curative pancreatic cancer resection.This review article summarizes relevant studies addressing pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in pancreatic cancer, with particular differentiation between non-surgically and surgically treated patients, as well as between the different surgeries. We also summarize studies addressing pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy in pancreatic cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1013-1020
Number of pages8
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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