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Chronic pancreatitis: diagnosis and management of complications
  1. N I Church1,
  2. S P Pereira2,
  3. D Churchill3,
  4. S Cairns3,
  5. A R W Hatfield4,
  6. G J M Webster4
  1. 1Department of Medicine, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, UK
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology, University College Hospital, London, UK and The Institute of Hepatology, University College London, London, UK
  3. 3Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  4. 4Department of Gastroenterology, University College Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    G J M Webster
    Department of Gastroenterology, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU, UK; george.webster{at}uclh.nhs.uk

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This is an introduction to the Gut tutorial “Chronic pancreatitis: diagnosis and management of complications” hosted on BMJ Learning—the best available learning website for medical professionals, from the BMJ Group.

Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive inflammatory condition that leads to irreversible loss of pancreatic structure and function. Eighty percent of cases are due to alcohol misuse. Chronic pancreatitis usually presents with abdominal pain, followed at a variable interval …

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