Endosonography of the pancreas: normal variation versus changes of early chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Wiersema1995EndosonographyOT,
  title={Endosonography of the pancreas: normal variation versus changes of early chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Maurits J. Wiersema and Lisa M. Wiersema},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  year={1995},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={487-96}
}
The normal pancreas may have a hypoechoic ventral segment that does not correlate with the presence of pancreas divisum. Elderly individuals and heavy alcohol users may have abnormalities of their pancreas detected by EUS that are entirely asymptomatic. In patients with early stages of chronic pancreatitis, EUS can reveal abnormalities when other imaging… CONTINUE READING