Chronic pancreatitis - Ammann's diagnostic criteria: The Zurich Classification for Alcoholic Chronic Pancreatitis

Ammann's diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis were published with the 1997 Zurich international workshop on chronic pancreatitis.

1) Recurrent pancreatitis and
2) ≥1 of the following:

  • Calcifications in the pancreas
  • Moderate or severe ductal lesions as defined by the Cambridge criteria
  • Typical pancreatic histology of an adequate surgical specimen
  • Persistent exocrine insufficiency (for ≥2 years)


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