Pancreas 2017 02;46(2):225-229
From the *Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Division of Experimental Oncology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan; and †Gastroenterology Unit 1, Scientific Institute for Digestive Disease 'S. de Bellis' Hospital, Castellana Grotte, Italy ‡Institute for Digestive Liver Health, University College, London, United Kingdom; §Section of Gastroenterology Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; ∥Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology Infectious Diseases, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany; and ¶Department of Clinical Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Parma, Parma; and #Department of Radiology Center for Experimental Imaging, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of smoking and alcohol intake and pancreas divisum on the risk of developing chronic pancreatitis (CP).
Methods: Consecutive patients with CP who underwent secretin-enhanced magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography were compared with consecutive patients without pancreatic disease who underwent secretin-enhanced magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography for irritable bowel syndrome.
Results: We enrolled 145 consecutive CP patients and 103 irritable bowel syndrome patients from 2010 to 2014. Read More