Chronic inflammation, atrophy, calcification of pancreas
S/S - Pancreatic insufficiency, steatorrhea, fat soluble vitamin deficiency, DM. Can lead to pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
Note - stool can be unusually foul smelling, greasy or light colored with oil droplets
CT scan*, glucose, lipase, amylase, MRI
- Abdominal or back pain that feels like a tearing sensation, pain that radiates to the back or legs, sweatiness, claminess, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, fast pulse
- long term smoker (men 65-75), atherosclerosis, HBP, heredity, age, caucasian
- Ultrasound, CT, MRI