Traumatic injury to the pancreas is rare and difficult to diagnose. In contrast, traumatic injuries to the liver, spleen and kidney are common and are usually identified with ease by imaging modalities.
A pancreas transplant is an organ transplant that involves implanting a healthy pancreas (one that produces insulin) into a person whose pancreas no longer can supply sufficient insulin to the body.
Steatorrhea or steatorrhoea is the presence of excess fat in feces.
A common symptom of pancreatic problems is a dull pain in the upper abdomen (belly) and/or middle or upper back that comes and goes.
Jaundice is yellowing of the eyes, skin & urine. It can occur due to many illnesses most commonly related to liver.
The Whipple procedure, or pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgery to remove tumors in the pancreas.
Pancreatic Necrosectomy is the surgical removal of dead tissue from the patient with pancreatic swelling (called necrotizing pancreatitis).
Frey’s procedure is a surgical technique over the pancreas. It is performed for chronic pancreatitis.