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Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013 Nov 15;305(10):G712-21. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00044.2013. Epub 2013 Sep 5.
Author Address: Dept. of Pathology, Univ. of Otago, Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Ave., PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4861Author: Anyfantakis, D., Partalis, N., Polimili, G. and Kastanakis, S.
Title: Acute non-traumatic pancreatitis in a patient with pancreas divisum: a case report
Journal: J Med Life
Date: Sep 15
Short Title: Acute non-traumatic pancreatitis in a patient with pancreas divisum: a case report
Alternate Journal: Journal of medicine and life
ISSN: 1844-3117 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 24146696
Keywords: Acute Disease
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Abstract: Pancreas divisum is a frequent congenital anatomical anomaly characterized by the failure of fusion of the ducts of Santorini and Wirsung during fetal development. Although the condition usually remains asymptomatic, it has been reported to be a predisposing factor of chronic and recurrent idiopathic pancreatitis. We report a case of acute non-traumatic pancreatitis in a 54-year-old Caucasian male with pancreas divisum. Diagnosis was established based on the findings from magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. The patient was managed conservatively and was discharged home having an uneventful clinical course after five days of hospitalization. Although the role of the pancreas in the induction of acute pancreatitis is still a matter of debate, physicians have to be aware about this prevalent pancreatic anatomic abnormality. Timely detection may help in the prevention of potential recurrent pancreatic reaction.