Other Ailments of the Pancreas
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition characterized by deficiency of the exocrine pancreatic enzymes, resulting in the inability to digest food properly, or maldigestion. More information on EPI is available here.
Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)
Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) is a rare, genetic disorder of fat metabolism that is characterized by extremely high plasma triglyceride levels, which are 10- to 100-fold or more above normal. To find out more from The FCS Foundation, please go here. To read more on FCS on this site, please go here.
With increasing use of imaging tests such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), pancreatic cysts are now being detected with increasing frequency. If you or someone you care about has been recently diagnosed with a cyst of the pancreas, you are not alone. Please read here for more information.
Pancreas divisum is a common congenital anomaly (an anomaly that is present at birth) of the pancreatic duct(s) in which parts of the pancreas do not join together. Click on pancreas divisum for more information.
Pancreatic Fluid Collections
Pancreatic fluid collections result from many causes, including damage to the pancreas or premalignant or malignant conditions. Fluid collections can be large and cause symptoms such as pain and fevers, although most are smaller and asymptomatic. Please read here for more information.
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the development of a tumor called a Gastrinoma found in the pancreas and/or duodenum. To read more please read the page on Gastrinoma.