Diagnosis of annular pancreas with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Gastroenterology. 1979 Nov;77(5):1109-14.


Two patients with annular pancreas are described. The diagnosis was established unequivocally with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography before operation. In both patients there was pancreatitis of the annular pancreas. The first patient also had congenital absence of the ventral pancreas and pancreatic insufficiency. The second patient subsequently developed gastric outlet obstruction. The literature is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cholangiography / methods*
  • Endoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas / abnormalities*
  • Pancreas / diagnostic imaging*