The term “reactive” means secondary, that is, it is a reaction to the body of some other disease. The pancreas can produce reactive changes to any disease of the digestive system, as the functions of these bodies are interconnected. But the close relationship with pancreatic cancer with liver and biliary pathways.
Reactive pancreatitis may develop in patients with any disease of the digestive system, with constant overeating and eating greasy fried foods, some congenital enzyme disorders, long-term use of certain medications, anomalies of the biliary tract.
Wherein the ultrasound can see the same changes as in acute pancreatitis: increasing one of the sections of the pancreas (usually the tail), the expansion of the pancreatic duct, diffuse change in the pancreatic tissue.
Diseases of the liver and biliary tract
In diseases of the liver and biliary tract almost always appear reactive changes in the pancreas. This happens because these organs are connected by a common duct, which unite the common bile duct and pancreatic flow.
At the stagnation of bile in the biliary ducts and gall bladder tissue in the pancreas appear reactive changes, which sees and describes the physician ultrasound. These changes are always diffuse (spread) in nature, but are often found on a section of the pancreas. Such a reactive inflammation suggests a close connection bodies.
The same thing happens with liver diseases (acute and chronic hepatitis), its function is impaired when the production of bile by the liver cells.
Such reactive changes often do not manifest themselves, or their symptoms are minor. Can be confusing pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, diarrhea appears periodically. But as in diseases of the liver and biliary tract and may cause symptoms such distinguish symptoms of liver disease and bile from the symptoms of reactive changes in the pancreas sometimes impossible.
A special treat reactive changes of the pancreas does not require it. This condition takes place after recovering from an underlying disease or after will host its aggravation.
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
Reactive changes in the pancreas can develop in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. So, quite often a reactive inflammation develops with acute duodenal ulcer. The pancreas has a close relationship with the duodenum, since it offers a common wall of the duct through which the bile into the intestine and enter the pancreatic juice. Such a reactive inflammation can lead to increased pain in the abdomen and spread them up, nausea, loose stools and bloating.
Sometimes there is penetration (distribution) of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer in the head of the pancreas. In this case, reactive inflammation of the pancreas increases.
Less reactive inflammation of the pancreas occurs when bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and in diseases of the esophagus. By the reactive inflammation of the pancreas can lead reflux gastritis – an inflammation of the esophagus that occurs on a background of constant flowing of acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. This constant irritation leads to inflammation of the first, and then to the formation of ulcers on the walls of the esophagus – a serious illness that affects the state of the digestive system, including the state of the pancreas.
Reactive changes in the pancreas are the restoration of the normal state authorities that he had been called.
Do we need more research
Typically, they are held, as accurate diagnosis on the basis of one ultrasound can not deliver. When reactive changes in the pancreas function is disturbed her slightly. If the blood and urine contains a large number of pancreatic enzymes, the assigned concomitant medication.
When reactive changes of the pancreas to look for any disease other organ of digestion.