This chapter covers core curriculum topics relating to pancreatic disorders. This includes the investigation and management of acute pancreatitis incorporating knowledge on aetiology, staging of acute pancreatitis, complications including pseudocyst and walled off necrosis, nutritional support, and role of imaging and endoscopy. The chapter also covers genetic pancreatic disorders, anatomical variants of the pancreas, and describes the different cell types of the pancreas. These is also an emphasis on the aetiology and complications of chronic pancreatitis including pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and chronic pain. Finally the chapter also covers the presentation, diagnosis and management of benign and malignant pancreatic tumours. Additional curriculum material regarding pancreatic disorders will also be covered in the mock examination chapter.
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