Groove pancreatitis: spectrum of imaging findings and radiology-pathology correlation.

@article{Raman2013GroovePS,
  title={Groove pancreatitis: spectrum of imaging findings and radiology-pathology correlation.},
  author={Siva P. Raman and Safia N. Salaria and Ralph H. Hruban and Elliot K. Fishman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2013},
  volume={201 1},
  pages={W29-39}
}
OBJECTIVE Groove pancreatitis is a rare form of chronic pancreatitis affecting the "groove" between the pancreatic head, duodenum, and common bile duct. The exact cause is unknown, although there are strong associations with long-term alcohol abuse, functional obstruction of the duct of Santorini, and Brunner gland hyperplasia. CONCLUSION Unfortunately, differentiating groove pancreatitis from malignancy on the basis of imaging features, clinical presentation, or laboratory markers can be… CONTINUE READING

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