pancreas divisum


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pan·cre·as di·vi·'sum

a bifid, or divided, pancreas resulting from a congenital failure of the embryonic primordia to unite completely; each of the portions has its own duct.

pancreas divisum

A congenital anomaly in which the dorsal and ventral pancreatic ducts fail to unite during embryonic development. It has been associated with pancreatitis.
See also: pancreas
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There is no known association between elevated CA 19-9 levels and pancreas divisum, but pancreas divisum has been associated with pancreatitis.
Possible causes include irritation of the pancreas by duodenal ulceration, or pancreatitis associated with the patient's variant of pancreas divisum.
Pancreas divisum and "Santorinicele": Diagnosis with dynamic MR cholangio-pancreatography with secretin stimulation.
MRI is typically performed for evaluation of etiologies, such as gallstones or pancreas divisum.
The altered discharge through the minor papilla has been proposed as the cause of 2 paraduodenal pancreatitis- related conditions: groove pancreatitis (12,119,129,140,141) and symptomatic pancreas divisum.
Pancreas divisum is commonest cause among congenital anomalies.
6,7] Although alcohol is responsible for more than 80% of adult cases in the industrialized countries, other etiologies have been implicated, such as pancreas divisum and abnormalities of the duct system.
Furthermore, by using additional MRP or MRA, MRI allows the accurate diagnosis of underlying etiologies, such as choledocholithiasis or pancreas divisum, and vascular complications.
Others cases result from pancreatic neoplasms, pancreas divisum, cystic fibrosis, hyperparathyroidism, or hereditary pancreatitis.