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Notes: Han, T
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Jun;17(11):1529-35.
Author Address: Department of Clinical Nutrition, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. email@example.com
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5142Author: Hara, S., Kamisawa, T., Tabata, T., Kuruma, S., Chiba, K., Kuwata, G., Fujiwara, T., Egashira, H., Koizumi, K., Fujiwara, J., Arakawa, T., Momma, K., Horiguchi, S. and Igarashi, Y.
Title: Embryological aspects in autoimmune pancreatitis, proposal of autoimmune dorsal pancreatitis
Journal: Scand J Gastroenterol
Short Title: Embryological aspects in autoimmune pancreatitis, proposal of autoimmune dorsal pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology
ISSN: 1502-7708 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23795662
Keywords: Abdominal Pain/etiology
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: We examined the anatomy of the pancreatic duct system in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) from the standpoint of embryological pancreatic primordial. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The pancreatic duct system involved in 83 AIP patients was embryologically divided into both ventral and dorsal pancreatic ducts (VD type), only the dorsal pancreatic duct (D type), or only the ventral pancreatic duct (V type). RESULTS: The 83 AIP patients were divided into 62 VD type, 20 D type, and 1 V type. Obstructive jaundice was significantly more frequent in VD type (87%) than in D type (0%; p < 0.01), and abdominal pain was more frequent in D type (24%) than in VD type (2%; p < 0.01). Stenosis of the lower bile duct was detected in 98% of VD type and 15% of D type (p < 0.01). In the 67 patients with involvement of the pancreatic head, only the dorsal pancreatic duct was involved with a normal ventral pancreatic duct in four patients (D type). In the four D-type patients, the pancreatic duct system showed complete pancreas divisum (n = 1), incomplete pancreas divisum (n = 2), or normal pancreatic duct system (n = 1). Stenosis of the lower bile duct was seen in three patients, but was mild, resulting in no obstructive jaundice. Three patients reported abdominal pain and one patient developed acute pancreatitis. CONCLUSIONS: We propose a new entity of “autoimmune dorsal pancreatitis” in which only the dorsal pancreas is involved, and involvement of the lower bile duct and obstructive jaundice is rare.