TY - CHAP A1 - Garofita-Olivia Mateescu A2 - Bogdan Oprea A3 - Liliana Stanca A4 - Mihaela Hincu A5 - Malina Coman A6 - Stelian Mogoanta A7 - Dragos Voicu A8 - Relu Stanescu A9 - Ion Rogoveanu ED1 - Luis Rodrigo Y1 - 2015-03-04 PY - 2015 T1 - Pancreatic Acinar and Island Vascular Apparatus Associated with Acute and Chronic Inflammatory Processes N2 - The inflammatory procceses of pancreatic gland can be acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis constitutes the majority of cases requiring hospital admission in gastroenterology. We are yet to discover many things about its pathophysiology, which is a certain drawback for the progress in its treatment. Prediction of severity is necessary for the management plan. However, our progress in the field was significant in the recent decade and a leap forward is expected in this cumbersome condition which has many unmet needs. Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive inflammatory disease characterized by debilitating pain and pancreatic insufficiency. Although medical treatment and endoscopic interventions are primarily offered to patients with chronic pancreatitis, approximately around 50% will ultimately require palliative surgery. BT - Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/58921 DO - 10.5772/58921 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-17 ER -