Santorinicele in a patient with unresectable pancreatic cancer

Hirotoshi Fukatsu, Hirofumi Kawamoto, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Masakuni Fujii, Hironari Kano, Ken Hirao, Naoko Kurihara, Tsuneyoshi Ogawa, Etsuji Ishida, Yuko Okamoto, Hiroyuki Okada, Kohsaku Sakaguchi

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Abstract

A santorinicele is defined as a focal cystic dilatation of the terminal portion of the dorsal pancreatic duct at the minor papilla; most cases have been reported in patients with pancreas divisum. It has been suggested that a santorinicele results from a combination of a minor papilla obstruction which prevents the flow of pancreatic juice and a weakness of the duodenal wall where the dorsal pancreatic duct terminates. However, these conditions can occur in patients with invasive ductal cancer in the pancreatic head. We encountered a rare case of a santorinicele with unresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head in an 81-year-old woman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Santoronicele

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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    Fukatsu, H., Kawamoto, H., Tsutsumi, K., Fujii, M., Kano, H., Hirao, K., Kurihara, N., Ogawa, T., Ishida, E., Okamoto, Y., Okada, H., & Sakaguchi, K. (2008). Santorinicele in a patient with unresectable pancreatic cancer. Internal Medicine, 47(1), 33-35. https://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.47.0090