Pancreas is an internal digestive organ involved in two major functions: One is control of blood sugar by production of insulin & the second is food digestion by secretion of digestive enzymes. It is located in the upper abdomen immediately behind the stomach. It can be affected by a number of diseases & a
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Pancreas can be affected by a number of diseases such as acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer etc. Acute pancreatitis is a condition where the gland gets swollen whereas in chronic pancreatitis there is accumulation of stone within pancreas & narrowing of pancreatic duct. Pancreas cancer can occur in head, body or tail of the pancreas.
Few readily available tests can diagnose pancreas problems. However, a
Majority of patients with acute pancreatitis & pancreas stones are treated without operation. Few may require