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Annular pancreas intra operatively discovered: a case report

Zeineb Mzoughi, Ben Abid Sadri, Miloudi Nizar, Hentati Hassen, Arfa Nafaa, Khalfallah Taher


Annular pancreas is a rare congenital abnormality. This entity can rarely be symptomatic. Patients can present with gastrointestinal obstruction or acute pancreatitis. We report a case with a rich iconography, of an annular pancreas discovered intraoperatively. A 46- year-old woman was operated with the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis with common bile duct stones. At operation, a strip of pancreatic tissue (2 cm) completely encircled the second duodenum. Open cholecytectomy with choledocotomy and stones extractionwas done. Postoperatively, she developed an acute pancreatitis. The post-operative cholangiography showed the annular duct surrounding the second duodenum. Annular pancreas is rare. Symptoms may occur in newborn children. In adults, annular pancreas discovering is radiological or intra operatively.


annular pancreas; annular duct; pancreatitis.

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Submitted: 2011-09-20 21:55:59
Published: 2011-10-28 17:09:55
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