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World J Clin Cases. Apr 26, 2024; 12(12): 2016-2022
Published online Apr 26, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i12.2016
Pain management in chronic pancreatitis
Deb Sanjay Nag, Bhanu Pratap Swain, Rishi Anand, Tapas Kumar Barman, Vatsala
Deb Sanjay Nag, Bhanu Pratap Swain, Rishi Anand, Tapas Kumar Barman, Vatsala, Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur 831001, India
Author contributions: Nag DS and Swain BP designed the overall concept and outline of the manuscript; Swain BP, Anand R, Barman TK and Vatsala contributed to the discussion and design of the manuscript; all authors contributed to the writing, and editing the manuscript and review of literature.
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Corresponding author: Deb Sanjay Nag, MBBS, MD, Doctor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Main Hospital, C Road West, Northern Town, Bistupur, Jamshedpur 831001, India. ds.nag@tatasteel.com
Received: December 25, 2023
Peer-review started: December 25, 2023
First decision: February 9, 2024
Revised: February 10, 2024
Accepted: March 28, 2024
Article in press: March 28, 2024
Published online: April 26, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Management of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis (CP) is difficult because of the intricate pathophysiology of this pain and the lack of universal guidelines. Recent evidence suggests an altered central response to the chronic inflammatory changes in the pancreas, which may rewrite the approach to control pain in CP. Currently, several treatment modalities are available to clinicians. However, optimal patient care must be taken into account comprehensively with inputs from multiple disciplines.