The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 182–185 | Cite as

The hypertrophic uncinate process of the pancreas wrapping the superior mesenteric vein and artery —A case report—

  • Yoshiaki Sugiura
  • Shingo Shima
  • Hajime Yonekawa
  • Yutaka Yoshizumi
  • Hasseau Ohtsuka
  • Toshiro Ogata
Case Reports

Abstract

The hypertrophic uncinate process of the pancreas wrapping the superior mesenteric vein and artery was discovered during surgery on a patient with nodular chronic pancreatitis. Such a rare anomaly has never been noted in the English literature so far as we have been able to find. This malformation of the pancreatic uncinate process was considered to be due to excess fusion between the ventral and dorsal pancreatic anlages during embryonic stage.

Key Words

pancreas uncinate process 

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Sugiura
    • 1
  • Shingo Shima
    • 1
  • Hajime Yonekawa
    • 1
  • Yutaka Yoshizumi
    • 1
  • Hasseau Ohtsuka
    • 1
  • Toshiro Ogata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery IINational Defense Medical CollegeTokorozawa-shi, Saitama-kenJapan

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