It is a condition where the pancreas suffers from inflammation. Many causes are attributed to this condition. Severe alcoholic addiction can affect the pancreas and this attributed as a major cause. Other factors include gallstones, high blood calcium, certain tumors, and high levels of blood fats.
Treatment includes antibiotic treatment, medication. In cases where the cholesterol stones are present, gall bladed is removed. In some cases the surgery entails removing a small portion of pancreas too. Only a thorough examination of the individual patient by the surgeon can determine what kind of treatment or surgical requirement is needed.