MRI of groove pancreatitis.

  title={MRI of groove pancreatitis.},
  author={Hiroyuki Irie and H Honda and Toshirou Kuroiwa and Kenji Hanada and Kengo Yoshimitsu and Taku Tajima and M. Jimi and Koji Yamaguchi and Kouji Masuda},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  volume={22 4},
PURPOSE The purpose of this work is to describe the findings on MRI in patients with groove pancreatitis, a specific form of chronic pancreatitis affecting the groove between the pancreatic head, the duodenum, and the common bile duct. METHOD MR images, including MR cholangiopancreatography, of five patients with groove pancreatitis were reviewed. Three patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy due to serve duodenal stenosis, and the MR findings were compared to the histologic findings… CONTINUE READING