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2021 Jun 04

Medicine (Baltimore)



Acute pancreatitis associated with duodenal obstruction induced by groove pancreatitis: A case report.


Li J, Liu Q, Liu Z, Cen C, Yang Y, Ye J, Xu L, Lu X, Chen D, Ruan W
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Jun 04; 100(22):e26139.
PMID: 34087866.


Groove pancreatitis (GP) is a rare form of chronic pancreatitis. Since GP presents with nonspecific symptoms, it can be challenging to diagnose. Duodenal obstruction is often caused by malignant diseases; however, when associated with acute pancreatitis, it is rarely induced by groove pancreatitis.