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Chronic pancreatitis


Chronic pancreatitis is a chronic inflammation of the pancreatic tissue leading to fibrosis, loss of exocrine tissue and, consequently, to gland dysfunction. The Marseille-Roman classification of chronic pancreatitis includes three types:

1. Chronic colifiable pancreatitis, accounting for 80% of all cases of chronic pancreatitis and arising from a background of chronic alcoholism. It is characterized by the formation of protein plugs or stones in the ducts of the gland. Stenosis and atrophy of pancreatic ducts may also be observed.

2. Chronic obstructive pancreatitis is the second most frequent type of chronic pancreatitis that occurs against the obstruction of the duct or Vater’s nipple with a tumor or during stricture.

3. Chronic inflammatory pancreatitis is the most rare form of pancreatitis, the etiology of which is not yet fully understood.

The clinical course of chronic pancreatitis usually has the following character. The first attack of pain in a patient develops in the third or fourth decade of life, and in the next two years, attacks of pain are repeated. The frequency of attacks increases, especially if the patient continues to drink alcohol. Finally, chronic pain syndrome, malabsorption syndrome, diarrhea are formed, and calcifications are formed in the gland tissue, which can be detected by a panoramic radiography of the abdominal cavity.

Etiology and pathophysiology

Throughout the world, alcoholism is the main cause of the development of chronic pancreatitis. With autopsy in the pancreas, more than 45% of alcoholics who did not have signs of chronic pancreatitis, revealed morphological changes characteristic of this disease, which are rare in non-drinkers. More than 50% of people with alcoholism have exocrine pancreatic dysfunction or a pancreatic stimulation test violation. Despite the fact that alcohol is considered the main cause of the development of chronic pancreatitis, the mechanism of its pathological action is unknown. A threshold amount of alcohol is not established, exceeding which leads to functional and structural changes in the pancreas. As with alcoholic liver damage, it all depends on individual sensitivity. Malnutrition, as well as the type of alcoholic beverage, do not significantly affect the incidence of chronic pancreatitis.

Studies in which pancreatic juice was collected after stimulation with secretin and cholecystokinin through a catheter located in the pancreatic duct showed that an increase in protein content and a decrease in bicarbonate content occur during alcohol abuse in secretion. These changes were observed even if the clinical manifestations of alcoholic pancreatitis were absent. Other studies have found that in the pancreas secretion of people who abuse alcohol, the ratio of trypsinogen to trypsin inhibitors is increased, which predisposes to in-duct activation of enzymes. It was also revealed a decrease in the secretion of protein concentration that can inhibit the formation of insoluble calcium salts (stones). A deficiency of this protein can lead to the formation of stones in the pancreas, which is a sign of chronic alcoholic pancreatitis. Moreover, citrates (which bind calcium) are secreted to a lesser extent in patients with alcoholism. A decrease in the secretion of citrates also contributes to the formation of protein plugs and stones in the ducts. Damage to the ductal system of the gland usually begins with the defeat of the smallest branches, and the gradual involvement of larger ducts in the process.
However, the mechanism of development of all these changes has not yet been clarified.

Hereditary pancreatitis is a rare form of the disease, manifested by attacks of acute pancreatitis with the outcome, ultimately, in chronic pancreatitis, often with calcification of the gland, resembling that of alcoholic pancreatitis. The disease is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and is equally common in men and women. Most often, young people suffer from it, while the first attack of pancreatitis occurs before the age of 20 years (more than 80%).

Cystic fibrosis (polycystic) is a pancreatic disease with a variety of clinical manifestations and a frequent combination with lung diseases. This pathology is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and is manifested by a violation of the secretion of chlorides due to a defect in the gene encoding the protein of the chlorine channels (transmembrane transfer regulator). Impaired functioning of this protein significantly reduces the secretion of chlorides and bicarbonates in the pancreas, intestines, and other organs. This leads to obstruction of the pancreatic ducts with a secret and dead cells and, in the end, to the insufficiency of exocrine pancreatic function. However, in most patients with cystic fibrosis, the endocrine function of the gland is preserved. Necrosis of duct cells and centroacinar cells gradually spreads through the acinus, leading to the formation of pancreatic cysts. With polycystosis, the concentration of enzymes and bicarbonates in the secretion of the gland is reduced, and, consequently, exocrine function deficiency, steatorrhea, develop.

The cause of pain in chronic pancreatitis is still not clear. Afferent nerve fibers conduct impulses from the gland to the celiac plexus, from where the right and left splanchnic nerves conduct impulses to the corresponding paravertebral sympathetic ganglia. One of the mechanisms of pain can be an increase in intraductal pressure. In some cases, the pain decreases after surgical reduction or after installing a stent in place of stricture (a plastic tube placed in the main pancreatic duct to improve drainage). At the heart of another mechanism for the occurrence of pain is inflammatory damage to the nerve membrane of the pancreas with rupture of its tissue or without it. Pain in chronic pancreatitis is usually dull, aching. It radiates to the back and lasts, as a rule, from several days to several weeks.

Symptoms of malabsorption are observed with a decrease in exocrine gland function by more than 90%. Fat malabsorption and steatorrhea precede protein malabsorption and creatorrhea. Impaired carbohydrate absorption is rarely a clinical problem, since it occurs only with almost complete inhibition of pancreatic enzyme secretion.

Unlike patients with malabsorption syndrome due to the pathology of the small intestine, patients with malabsorption due to chronic pancreatic insufficiency have a small amount of stool, since the absorption of water and electrolytes is usually preserved. Carbohydrate malabsorption is absent or slightly pronounced, deficiency of vitamins, iron and calcium rarely develops. However, in chronic pancreatitis, vitamin Biz deficiency may occur, since pancreatic proteases are required to break down the complex of vitamin Bia and R-protein. Only after that vitamin B,.; binds to Castle factor and can be absorbed.
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Chronic pancreatitis

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