Dorsal agenesis of the pancreas - A rare cause of abdominal pain and insulin-dependent diabetes

Kristina Lang, Ake Lasson, Markus F. Müller, Henrik Thorlacius, Ervin Toth, Rolf Olsson

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Abstract

Dorsal agenesis of the pancreas is a rare congenital disorder. We report a case of a 65-year-old man with mild abdominal pain and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed a short pancreas with no pancreatic tissue ventral to the splenic vein. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) visualized the absence of a dorsal duct system and confirmed the suspicion of complete agenesis of the dorsal pancreas. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was also performed to rule out pancreatic malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalActa Radiologica
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2012

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Dorsal agenesis of the pancreas
  • EUS
  • MRCP
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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