November 12, 2014
Notes: Raj, Mithun
Ghoshal, Uday C
JOP. 2013 Jul 10;14(4):463-5. doi: 10.6092/1590-8577/1186.
Author Address: Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences. Lucknow, India.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5143Author: Raman, S. P., Salaria, S. N., Hruban, R. H. and Fishman, E. K.
Title: Groove pancreatitis: spectrum of imaging findings and radiology-pathology correlation
Journal: AJR Am J Roentgenol
Short Title: Groove pancreatitis: spectrum of imaging findings and radiology-pathology correlation
Alternate Journal: AJR. American journal of roentgenology
ISSN: 1546-3141 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23789694
Contrast Media/diagnostic use
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Groove pancreatitis is a rare form of chronic pancreatitis affecting the “groove” between the pancreatic head, duodenum, and common bile duct. The exact cause is unknown, although there are strong associations with long-term alcohol abuse, functional obstruction of the duct of Santorini, and Brunner gland hyperplasia. CONCLUSION: Unfortunately, differentiating groove pancreatitis from malignancy on the basis of imaging features, clinical presentation, or laboratory markers can be extraordinarily difficult, and the vast majority of these patients ultimately undergo a pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) because of an inability to completely exclude malignancy. In certain cases, however, the imaging features on CT and MRI can allow the radiologist to prospectively suggest the correct diagnosis.
Notes: Raman, Siva P
Salaria, Safia N
Hruban, Ralph H