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2021 Dec 10

Medicine (Baltimore)



Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas with chronic suppurative pancreatitis: Case report and literature review.


Xia L-Z, Bu X-F, Jiang P-C, Yu F, Zhang Y-J, Meng N-N
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Dec 10; 100(49):e28137.
PMID: 34889276.


Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas (ADP) is a rare congenital anomaly of the pancreas. ADP is associated with some other medical problems such as diabetes mellitus, abdominal pain/bloating, pancreatitis, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and so on. In this study, we present a case of ADP with chronic suppurative pancreatitis, summarize the clinical characteristics of the reported cases in China and review the correlative literature.