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Nov 14, 2019
What are the causes of pancreatic stone formation???
The most common cause of acute pancreatitis is stones in the gallbladder. Gallstones pass through the common bile duct to enter the small intestine. At the entry of the small intestine, the main pancreatic duct joins or lies immediately next to the common bile duct. It is believed that stones that get stuck in the common bile duct impinge on the main pancreatic duct, causing an obstruction of the
normal flow of pancreatic fluid and leading to pancreatic injury. Another way that a stone can cause pancreatitis is by causing a back-flow of bile into the pancreatic duct, resulting in pancreatic injury. Whereas the actual mechanism of how gallstones cause pancreatitis is not entirely certain, the association of gallstones and pancreatitis is clear. There are several other causes of acute pancreatitis including: 1.High triglyceride levels in the blood (possibly Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome) 2.Ingested medicines 3.High triglyceride levels in the blood 4.High calcium levels in the blood 5.Heavy alcohol consumption
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Nov 17, 2019