Pancreatic Insufficiency

What is pancreatic insufficiency? 

The pancreas is an organ that is responsible for secreting enzymes to help the body digest fats, proteins and carbohydrates. In pancreatic insufficiency, the pancreas does not produce enough of some or all of these enzymes.

At The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, children with pancreatic insufficiency are evaluated and treated by doctors in the Division of Gastroenterology (GI), Hepatology and Nutrition.


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