Agenesis of the Dorsal Pancreas and Associated Diseases

  title={Agenesis of the Dorsal Pancreas and Associated Diseases},
  author={Wolfgang J Schnedl and Claudia Piswanger-Soelkner and Sandra Johanna Wallner and Pia Reittner and Robert Krause and Rainer Walther Lipp and Hans Ewald Hohmeier},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Background Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas is a very rare congenital pancreatic malformation and is associated with some other diseases. Methods A PubMed search revealed 53 cases of agenesis of the dorsal pancreas. Results In 28 patients with this congenital malformation hyperglycemia was demonstrated, 27 had abdominal pain, 16 had pancreatitis, 14 had an enlarged or prominent pancreatic head visible on computed tomography, and in a few cases, polysplenia, which may occur with various… CONTINUE READING


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