Expert Video - How is chronic pancreatitis diagnosed in children?
Physicians describe chronic pancreatitis as a disease that is complex to diagnose. Diagnosis frequently relies on the assistance of imaging tools that include CT and MRI scans, endoscopic ultrasound, and ERCP. These tools used to visualize the pancreas and to determine if specific criteria for making a diagnosis are met. They note that it is important to realize that chronic pancreatitis will appear differently from one patient to the next.
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