Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 703–706 | Cite as

Coexistence of annular pancreas with carcinoma in the dorsal part of pancreas divisum: diagnostic value of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography

  • F. Cholet
  • K. Bideau
  • M. Nonent
  • J.-B. Nousbaum
  • H. Gouérou
  • M. Robaszkiewicz
Original article


We report on the incidental observation of a pancreas divisum coexistent with an annular pancreas in a 88-year-old woman presenting with jaundice due to a pancreatic carcinoma. This case report discusses the embryologic hypotheses underlying this peculiar association, highlights the capacities of imaging techniques to depict them, and enhances the performance of magnetic resonance imaging.

Annular pancreas Pancreas divisum Pancreas neoplasm Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Cholet
    • 1
  • K. Bideau
    • 1
  • M. Nonent
    • 2
  • J.-B. Nousbaum
    • 1
  • H. Gouérou
    • 1
  • M. Robaszkiewicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Service d’Hépato-GastroentérologieCHU La Cavale BlancheBrestFrance
  2. 2.Service d’imagerie médicaleCHU La Cavale BlancheBrestFrance

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