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(D) Portal hypertension: Portal hypertension is a complication of longstanding alcoholism, but it is not the cause of acute or chronic pancreatitis.
In acute pancreatitis, alcohol transiently increases pancreatic exocrine secretion and contraction of the sphincter of Oddi (the muscle regulating the flow of pancreatic juice through papilla of Vater).
This leads to activation of pancreatic enzymes and acute pancreatitis follows soon after.
In chronic pancreatitis (as in this patient), alcohol increases the protein concentration of pancreatic secretions, and this protein-rich pancreatic fluid can form ductal plugs.
Made this explanation in case any of you were dumb enough to think "pancreatitis → alcohol → portal hypertension" like me.