The Clinical Implications of Fatty Pancreas: A Concise Review

Tawfik Khoury, Akwi W. Asombang, Tyler M. Berzin, Jonah Cohen, Douglas K. Pleskow, Meir Mizrahi

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Fatty pancreas is a newly recognized condition which is poorly investigated until today as compared to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. It is characterized by pancreatic fat accumulation and subsequent development of pancreatic and metabolic complications. Association of fatty pancreas have been described with type 2 diabetes mellitus, acute and chronic pancreatitis and even pancreatic carcinoma. In this review article, we provide an update on clinical implications, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2658-2667
Number of pages10
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Fatty pancreas
  • Implications
  • Outcomes
  • Pathogenesis


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