Chapter 13. Etiopathogenesis and Epidemiology of Alcohol-Induced Acute Pancreatitis

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery3,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman4,5,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery6,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director7,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair8,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery9,10,11,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor12,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief13 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery14
  1. Minoti V. Apte MBBS, MMedSci, PhD Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Director1,2,
  2. Ron C. Pirola and
  3. Jeremy S. Wilson MD Professor of Medicine Clinical Associate Dean2

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch13

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Apte, M. V., Pirola, R. C. and Wilson, J. S. (2008) Etiopathogenesis and Epidemiology of Alcohol-Induced Acute Pancreatitis, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 4

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 5

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 6

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 7

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 8

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 9

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 10

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 11

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 12

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 13

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 14

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pancreatic Research Group, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis - etiopathogenesis and epidemiology;
  • alcoholic pancreatitis and individual susceptibility;
  • lipopolysaccharide (LPS);
  • fatty acid ethyl ester (FAEE);
  • digestive enzymes in pancreatic injury;
  • ethanol effect of pancreatic enzymes;
  • alcohol abuse - causative agent of pancreatitis;
  • alcoholic acute pancreatitis etiopathogenesis;
  • alcohol effect on pancreatic microcirculation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology of alcoholic acute pancreatitis

  • Etiopathogenesis of alcoholic acute pancreatitis

  • Effect of alcohol on pancreatic microcirculation

  • Individual susceptibility to alcoholic pancreatitis

  • Current concept of the pathogenesis of alcoholic acute pancreatitis

  • References