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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Frequency of bile duct confluence variations in subjects with pancreas divisum: an analysis of MRCP findings.
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of pancreas divisum: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
ERCP is however warranted now in follow-up to rule out pancreas divisum as a cause of pancreatitis and also to countercheck the patency of CBD despite the patient being anicteric.
Third, advances in imaging technology may have led to the discovery of more anatomical abnormalities, such as strictures, pseudocysts, or pancreas divisum, that cause the pancreatitis.
We had 1 (2%) case of pancreatitis in male child, USG was normal; however, MRCP showed congenital abnormality of Pancreas Divisum. This patient presented with pain in abdomen.
This is similar to pancreas divisum, which is present in about 10% of normal individuals.
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. (142-147) Both the groove region and the dorsal pancreas share the same accessory duct drainage through the minor papilla.
Pancreas divisum is commonest cause among congenital anomalies.
The etiology for disease included alcohol (n = 15), hereditary (n = 5), idiopathic (n = 6), pancreas divisum (n = 3), stricture (n = 2), trauma (n = 2), systemic lupus erythematosus (n = 1), and unknown (n = 10).