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Keywords:

  • chronic pancreatitis;
  • enzymes;
  • exocrine insufficiency;
  • functional testing;
  • imaging

Summary

Diagnostics of pancreatic insufficiency rely mainly on tests of pancreatic exocrine function based on either measurement of pancreatic secretion or the secondary effects resulting from lack of digestive enzymes or imaging modalities. These methods have been developing rapidly over the last decades, and the aims of this review were to describe exocrine functional testing and imaging of the pancreas in chronic pancreatitis..