The Spanish Pancreatic Club recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis: Part 1 (diagnosis)


Pancreatology 13 (2013) 8-17; PMID 23395564


Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a relatively uncommon, complex and heterogeneous disease. The absence of a gold standard applicable to the initial phases of CP makes its early diagnosis difficult. Some of its complications, particularly chronic pain, can be difficult to manage. There is much variability in the diagnosis and treatment of CP and its complications amongst centers and professionals. The Spanish Pancreatic Club has developed a consensus on the management of CP. Two coordinators chose a multidisciplinary panel of 24 experts on this disease. A list of questions was drafted, and two experts reviewed each question. Then, a draft was produced and shared with the entire panel of experts and discussed in a face-to-face meeting. This first part of the consensus addresses the diagnosis of CP and its complications.

Keywords: idiopathic chronic pancreatitis; cystic-fibrosis gene; population-based cohort; high-risk individuals; autoimmune pancreatitis; hereditary pancreatitis; endoscopic ultrasound; classification-system; serum igG4; cancer

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Club Español Pancreático (CEP), International Association of Pancreatology (IAP)

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