Diseases of the Pancreas

Therapeutics/Acute Pancreatitis and Peripancreatic Fluid Collections

A 44-year-old woman presented with severe epigastric pain requiring administration of narcotic agents. Abdominal ultrasound revealed multiple small gall stones.

Management/Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A 28-year-old woman is referred to a gastroenterologist by her primary care physician for evaluation and management of abdominal pain and constipation for the past year. The patient reports having intermittent abdominal pain and bloating that are associated with feeling constipated. Her constipation symptoms include hard stools, difficulty evacuating stools, and sensation of incomplete evacuation.

Therapeutics/Pancreatic Cancer and Cystic Pancreatic Neoplasms

A 59-year-old African American man presents with a history of progressive jaundice and recent-onset depression. He has a family history of pancreatic cancer.