Hello. In this section, we'll take a look
at pancreas and biliary tract pathology.
For pancreatic pathology, we'll take a look
at inflammation and clearly define
what is acute and what is chronic,
and, at the very end,
we'll take a look at pancreatic
cancer and, in management and
pharmacology, it's important that
you pay attention to the
molecular mechanism of pancreatic cancer
We'll get into biliary tract and we'll be
placing those pathologies such as
gallstones in play and make sure that
it would give you proper clinical
presentation so you'll get your
Pancreatitis, divided into acute and
chronic. As far as your concern,
it will be very black and white.
Your patient with acute pancreatis,
maybe it's an adult who had been
drinking alcohol excessively,
a common cause of acute pancreatitis,
or maybe it was a child who suffers
from a CFTR chromosome 7 genetic
issue such as cystic fibrosis.
There would be interstitial pancreatitis
and necrotizing pancreatitis that
we shall take a look
at in greater detail under acute.
When we switch over to chronic,
and I will tell you how you will be
doing that symptomatically, our topic here
will be further expanded upon by looking
at the pancreatic pseudocyst and,
eventually, there's so much damage
that has taken place in the pancreas
over the long run that there
really isn't much pancreatic functioning
left, referring to insufficiency.