A 51-year-old male asked about a 49-year-old female:
How to treat fatty pancrease (pancrelipase)?
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General Surgery 43 years experience
Depends on cause: If found incidentally it may not require intervention. If because of cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, obesity, cushing's etc therapy should be directed at the underlying cause. Talk to your doc.
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Pathology 44 years experience
Usually no need: Dr. Kim is correct. As an autopsy pathologist, i see this frequently and unless there is obvious disease already, it's a normal variant. Different people deposit fat in different places (look around you!) and many people store some in their pancreas.
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Last updated Nov 21, 2016
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