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Abdominal pain, diabetes mellitus and an absent piece of pancreas


MOJ Clinical & Medical Case Reports
Vidhyachandra Gandhi,1 Pratik Gautam,2 Nitin Pai,3 Sujai Hegde4

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Abstract

Pancreatic ductal anomalies secondary to developmental failure of ventral or dorsal pancreatic buds have been reported. Dorsal pancreatic agenesis is an uncommon congenital pancreatic ductal anomaly leading to recurrent acute pancreatitis. We report a middle aged diabetic gentleman, with recurrent acute pancreatitis, due to an absent piece of pancreas. The diagnosis of dorsal pancreatic agenesis was made on magnetic resonance imaging during the aetiological work up ductal anomalies secondary to developmental failure of ventral or dorsal pancreatic buds have been reported. Dorsal pancreatic agenesis is an uncommon congenital pancreatic ductal anomaly leading to recurrent acute pancreatitis. We report a middle aged diabetic gentleman, with recurrent acute pancreatitis, due to an absent piece of pancreas. The diagnosis of dorsal pancreatic agenesis was made on magnetic resonance imaging during the aetiological work up.

Keywords

pancreas, ductal anomalies, recurrent pancreatitis, congenital anomalies, ductal system, HPB surgery, pancreatitis, symptoms, pancreatic agenesis, embryogenesis, pancreatic divisum, epigastrium, oedematous pancreatic ,

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