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What is excess fat in the pancreas called?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Fatty infiltration

Fatty infiltration is just what it sounds like - excess fat within and around the pancreas.
This condition is benign (not harmful, not cancerous) in the sense that it does not disrupt the normal pancreatic functions of making hormones and making digestive enzymes, plus it does not increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. If a person has fatty infiltration due to obesity, he should lose some weight.

In brief: Fatty infiltration

Fatty infiltration is just what it sounds like - excess fat within and around the pancreas.
This condition is benign (not harmful, not cancerous) in the sense that it does not disrupt the normal pancreatic functions of making hormones and making digestive enzymes, plus it does not increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. If a person has fatty infiltration due to obesity, he should lose some weight.
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Laurence Green
Bariatrics

In brief: Lipomatosis

Some refer to it as pancreatic lipomatosis.
It's like calling fatty liver steatosis. Excess fat in any organ is not healthy and may have an adverse effect on organ function.

In brief: Lipomatosis

Some refer to it as pancreatic lipomatosis.
It's like calling fatty liver steatosis. Excess fat in any organ is not healthy and may have an adverse effect on organ function.
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Dr. Laurence Green
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