Pancreatitis in the developmentally anomalous pancreas

Cecil G. Wood, Camila Lopes Vendrami, Elizabeth Craig, Pardeep K. Mittal, Frank H. Miller

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Developmental anomalies of the pancreas include more common entities such as pancreas divisum and annular pancreas, and unusual entities such as heterotopic pancreas. While these anomalies can present a diagnostic challenge to the radiologist, when the pancreatic tissue involved in these processes develops pancreatitis, the radiographic appearance can present a diagnostic dilemma. Awareness of these pancreatic anomalies and familiarity with their appearance when inflamed is necessary to distinguish pancreatitis in the developmentally anomalous pancreas from other inflammatory or neoplastic processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1323
Number of pages8
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2020


  • Annular pancreas
  • Computed tomography
  • Heterotopic pancreas
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pancreas
  • Pancreas divisum
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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