A case of santorinicele without pancreas divisum: Diagnosis with multi-detector row computed tomography

Deok Nam Ki, Ro Joo Kwang, Young Jang Jae, Hoon Kim Nam, SangKil Lee, Ho Dong Seok, Jong Kim Hyo, Byung Ho Kim, Young Woon Chang, Il Lee Joung, Rin Chang

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Abstract

A santorinicele is defined as a focal cystic dilatation of the terminal portion of the dorsal pancreatic duct at the minor papilla. Most cases reported previously were associated with pancreas divisum and a santorinicele without pancreas divisum is known to be rare. We recently experienced a typical case of a santorinicele without pancreas divisum in a 67-yr-old woman with abdominal pain and hematochezia, subsequently proven to be the result of an ischemic colitis. The santorinicele was diagnosed incidentally with multi-detector row computed tomography using a minimum intensity projection technique, which clearly showed a cystic dilatation of the terminal portion of the dorsal pancreatic duct and a communication between the ventral and dorsal pancreatic ducts. This finding was also confirmed by a magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1

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Ki, D. N., Kwang, R. J., Jae, Y. J., Nam, H. K., Lee, S., Seok, H. D., Hyo, J. K., Kim, B. H., Chang, Y. W., Joung, I. L., & Chang, R. (2006). A case of santorinicele without pancreas divisum: Diagnosis with multi-detector row computed tomography. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 21(2), 358-360.