November 12, 2014
Notes: Chun, Song Wook
Choi, Ja Sung
Kang, Beo Deul
Kim, Yu Jin
Han, Ki Jun
Cho, Hyeon Geun
Oh, Hwa Eun
Cho, Jae Hee
Korean J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jul;62(1):69-74.
Author Address: Department of Internal Medicine, Kwandong University Myongji Hospital, Deogyang-gu, Goyang, Korea.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5027Author: Cicek, B., Erguner, I., Kara, F., Karaaslan, E., Saruc, M., Tiftikci, A., Vardareli, E. and Tozun, N.
Title: Groove (paraduodenal) pancreatitis: Report of two cases
Journal: Turk J Gastroenterol
Short Title: Groove (paraduodenal) pancreatitis: Report of two cases
Alternate Journal: The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
ISSN: 1300-4948 (Print)
Accession Number: 23934467
Keywords: Abdominal Pain/etiology
Abstract: “Groove” pancreatitis is a rare segmental form of chronic pancreatitis that involves the area located between the common bile duct, head of the pancreas and duodenum. It is more common in middle-aged males who have a history of alcohol abuse. The differential diagnosis varies from anatomic variants to malignancies. The most relevant differential diagnosis of groove pancreatitis is adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. Most of the cases were diagnosed after pancreatic resection. Thus, the correct diagnosis of this rarely seen disease is very important to avoid unnecessary tests or procedures and to determine the definitive treatment.