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Heterogenous pancreas raising question of chronic pancreatitis on ultrasound. Whats this?

I had an abdominal ultrsound to look for possible seroma from tummy tuck but my report found more. The report stated "somewhat heterogeneous pancreas at least raising the question of chronic pancreatitis". What does that mean? I am 40 year old female that feels spectacular. The only meds I am on is for hypothyroidism.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Chronic pancreatitis is a chronic inflammation of pancreas. Due to repeated insults on pancreas by toxic substances like alcohol, oxidant stress, autoimmune and other insults pancreas develops chronic inflammatory changes and fibrous tissue in it. This pancreas looses its exocrine i.e digestive function as well as its endocrine i.e insulin secreting function. The ultrasound abdomen shows heterogenous pancreas in chronic pancreatitis. One important condition to be differentiated in this case is a pancreatic cancer. Consult ur treating doctor to find the cause and proper treatment at the earliest.
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