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2022 May 02


Pain patterns in chronic pancreatitis and chronic primary pain.


Tuck NL, Teo K, Kuhlmann L, Olesen SS, Johnson M, Bean DJ, Rashid U, MacCormick AD, Srikumar G, Drewes A, Windsor JA
Pancreatology. 2022 May 02.
PMID: 35562269.


Abdominal pain is the most distressing symptom of chronic pancreatitis (CP), and current treatments show limited benefit. Pain phenotypes may be more useful than diagnostic categories when planning treatments, and the presence or absence of constant pain in CP may be a useful prognostic indicator.