Pancreas Overview (What disorders can occur? (Pancreatitis ( Impacts both…
What is it?
How does it work?
Produces enzymes and release into ducts that lead to main pancreatic duct to digest food
Release hormones directly into stream in response to blood glucose levels
What types of surgery?
Whipples aka pancreaticoduodenoectomy
What disorders can occur?
Impacts both endocrine and exocrine function
Ductal adenocarcinoma (or simply called adenocarcinoma or pancreatic cancer)
Impacts exocrine function which impacts digestion
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (or islet cell tumours)
Impacts endocrine function which prevents glucose control
What does it do?