Pancreas divisum--advocates and agnostics

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1989 Oct;11(5):489-91.


Pancreas divisum is discussed to define and evaluate criteria for treatment. Selecting candidates for surgery is imprecise since the anatomic anomaly is so prevalent. Endoscopic stenting has been utilized as a therapeutic and diagnostic test. Appraisals of operative results vary depending on length and detail of follow-up. Sphincteroplasty of the dorsal segment is the procedure of choice when the gland is normal--but resection and caudal drainage each have a role, depending on the anatomic and endoscopic findings.

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Humans
  • Pancreas / abnormalities*
  • Pancreas / surgery
  • Pancreatic Ducts / abnormalities*
  • Pancreatic Ducts / surgery
  • Pancreatic Function Tests
  • Pancreatitis / etiology