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|Titolo:||Association of chronic alcoholic liver and pancreatic disease: a prospective study|
|Autori interni:||ANGELINI, Giampaolo|
FRATTA PASINI, Anna Maria
|Data di pubblicazione:||1985|
|Rivista:||AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY|
|Abstract:||Seventy-two chronic alcoholics, 40 (all males) with chronic pancreatitis and 32 (23 males and nine females) with liver cirrhosis, were submitted to liver biopsy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and secretin-caerulein test in order to assess a possible liver involvement in chronic pancreatitis and viceversa, and to evaluate the existence of any relationship between the diseases of these two organs. Chronic pancreatitis patients were younger than cirrhotic patients and drank more than the cirrhotic females. Twenty-nine of the 40 patients had abnormal liver histology, five had micronodular cirrhosis and were older than the others. No relationship was found between the degree of pancreatic impairment and the type of liver injury. Five liver cirrhosis patients had an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography picture consistent with chronic pancreatitis; two were females with an alcohol intake lower than the one of the other females. In conclusion the association of chronic pancreatitis and liver cirrhosis was observed in a minority of cases, with the same percentage in the two groups, even if the cirrhotic subjects were older than the pancreatitics. Therefore we can postulate that different factors have roles in the pathogenesis of alcoholic cirrhosis and of chronic alcoholic pancreatitis. The association of the two diseases in two women with a relatively low alcohol intake supports this hypothesis.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|
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