Minor papilla sphincterotomy for pancreatitis due to pancreas divisum.

  title={Minor papilla sphincterotomy for pancreatitis due to pancreas divisum.},
  author={Vu Kwan and Sze Min Loh and Patrick R Walsh and Stephen John Williams and Michael J. Bourke},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  volume={78 4},
BACKGROUND Pancreas divisum (PD) is the commonest congenital pancreatic abnormality and is implicated as a cause of acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP). We report our experience in minor papilla sphincterotomy (MPS) for this condition. Studies published at present have not examined MPS as the primary treatment method in a homogenous (i.e. only those with ARP) patient group. METHODS Patients with PD and ARP were identified from an endoscopic database. Treatment protocol consisted of minor… CONTINUE READING


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