Diseases of the Pancreas

Therapeutics/Acute Pancreatitis and Peripancreatic Fluid Collections

Case A 44-year-old woman presented with severe epigastric pain requiring administration of narcotic agents. Abdominal ultrasound revealed multiple small gall stones. The common bile duct was not dilated. Serum amylase and lipase values were five times the upper…

Management/Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Case A 28-year-old woman is referred to a gastroenterologist by her primary care physician for evaluation and management of abdominal pain and constipation for the past year. The patient reports having intermittent abdominal pain and bloating that are…

Therapeutics/Pancreatic Cancer and Cystic Pancreatic Neoplasms

Case A 59-year-old African American man presents with a history of progressive jaundice and recent-onset depression. He is a former smoker. He has a family history of pancreatic cancer. His blood sugar is elevated. Computed tomography scan of…