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What the reason for serum lipase to increase in pancreatitis?

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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Lipase

The inflamed pancreas is liberating it in the blood flow.

In brief: Lipase

The inflamed pancreas is liberating it in the blood flow.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Cellular damage

Lipase is a fat-digesting enzyme normally produced by the pancreas, which travels thru the pancreatic duct to enter into the intestine.
Inflammation of the pancreas leads to the release of pancreatic enzymes out of the ducts and into the surrounding tissue, where it is promptly absorbed into the bloodstream.

In brief: Cellular damage

Lipase is a fat-digesting enzyme normally produced by the pancreas, which travels thru the pancreatic duct to enter into the intestine.
Inflammation of the pancreas leads to the release of pancreatic enzymes out of the ducts and into the surrounding tissue, where it is promptly absorbed into the bloodstream.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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