Monday, February 07, 2011

Pancreatic Divisum-MRCP

Pancreatic ductal anatomy can be subject to a number of variations. Pancreas divisum is the most common congenital pancreatic ductal anatomic variant, with abnormality results from failure of the dorsal and ventral pancreatic anlage to fuse during the sixth to eighth weeks of gestation. In most cases of pancreatic divisum, no communication exists between the dorsal and ventral pancreatic ducts.Dorsal pancreatic duct is dilated which indicates associated chronic pancreatitis.  This is 29 year old male with chronic pancreatitis.

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