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The pancreas is a long, slender gland, between 12 to 20 centimeters in length that is situated in the upper part of the abdomen and is attached to the wall of the abdominal cavity. Shaped like a fish, the pancreas has five parts: head, uncinate process (a prolongation of the head), a short neck, body, and tail. The head of the pancreas (approximately aligned with the spinal cord), is surrounded by the upper portion of the small intestine, called the duodenum; the body is located behind the stomach; and the tail is located at the left upper portion of the abdomen below the rib cage touching the spleen
About the Medifocus Guidebook on Chronic Pancreatitis
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis, it's critical to learn everything you possibly can about this condition so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment. That's why we created the Medifocus Guidebook on Chronic Pancreatitis, a comprehensive 181 page guide to symptons, treatments, research and support. Available as either a soft-cover book or in PDF format, this unique guidebook answers many of your most important questions about Chronic Pancreatitis including:
- What are the causes and risk factors for Chronic Pancreatitis?
- What are the signs and symptoms?
- Which medical tests and procedures are necessary to establish and confirm the diagnosis?
- What are the goals of treatment?
- What are the standard treatments?
- What are the treatment options?
- What impact does this condition have on quality of life?
- Are there any new promising treatments currently under development?
- Where can you find doctors, hospitals, and medical centers with specialized expertise in managing patients with Chronic Pancreatitis?