Pancreas divisum

Pancreas or Pancreatic divisum is a congenital anomaly in the anatomy of the ducts of the pancreas in which a single pancreatic duct is not formed, but rather remains as two distinct dorsal and ventral ducts.

pancreas divisum

The most common and accurate way of diagnosing an individual with this anomaly is by an ERCP. This test can demonstrate the presence of two separately draining ducts within the pancreas. Other tests can assist doctors with diagnosis, such as a CT scan and an MRI.

(a) gall bladder, (b) bile duct, of the (c) crosses the main pancreatic duct, (d) Nebenpankreasgang, (e) Nierenhohlsystem

pancreas divisum

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