Pancreatic Enzymes and Hormones
The pancreas excretes enzymes to break down the proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids in food. Functioning as an endocrine gland, the pancreas secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon to control blood sugar levels throughout the day. A pancreatic pseudocyst is a collection of fluid around the pancreas. The fluid in the cyst is usually pancreatic juice that has leaked out of a damaged pancreatic duct. Pancreatic pseudocysts arise after acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) is the most common cystic tumors of the pancreas that can occur within the cells of the pancreatic duct. IPMN tumors produce mucus, and this mucus can form pancreatic cysts. Radiological imaging techniques and the incidental detection rate for treating IPMNs has increased. Cysts formed by IPMNs are visible under CT (Computed-tomography) scan.
- Track 1-1 Pseudocyst of Pancreas
- Track 2-2 Advanced Diagnosis for IPMN Pancreas
- Track 3-3 Pancreatic Enzyme Replacements
- Track 4-4 Advanced Treatment for IPMN Pancreas