Towards a neurobiological understanding of pain in chronic pancreatitis: mechanisms and implications for treatment.


Olesen S., Krauss T., Demir I., Wilder-Smith O., Ceyhan G. , Pasricha P., ...More

Pain reports, vol.2, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pr9.0000000000000625
  • Title of Journal : Pain reports
  • Keywords: Chronic pancreatitis, Pain, Mechanisms, Treatment

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a disease characterized by inflammation of the pancreas resulting in replacement of the normal functioning parenchyma by fibrotic connective tissue. This process leads to progressively impairment of exocrine and endocrine function and many patients develop a chronic pain syndrome.