Acute pancreatitis, pancreatic duct obstruction, and the secretin-ultrasound test

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1994 Jun;18(4):277-9. doi: 10.1097/00004836-199406000-00003.


Pancreatic duct obstruction may explain some cases of acute pancreatitis, of which ampullary dysfunction and pancreas divisum are the most controversial examples. There is no consensus regarding the value of secretin-ultrasound testing for functional pancreatic outlet obstruction, but refinements may improve its clinical utility.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Humans
  • Pancreas / diagnostic imaging
  • Pancreatic Diseases / complications
  • Pancreatic Ducts*
  • Pancreatitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Pancreatitis / etiology*
  • Pancreatitis / physiopathology
  • Secretin
  • Ultrasonography


  • Secretin