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Origin of the long common channel based on pancreatographic findings in pancreaticobiliary maljunction.
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PMID:  15843087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The origin of a long common channel in pancreaticobiliary maljunction was suggested to be the ventral pancreatic duct. Pathogenesis of long common channels was investigated by anatomically analysing the arrangement of pancreatic ducts in pancreaticobiliary maljunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cholangiopancreatography was performed for 66 cases of pancreaticobiliary maljunction and 200 controls. The accessory pancreatic duct was classified according to course and shape. In cases with long- or short-type accessory pancreatic duct, lengths of the main pancreatic duct from orifice to first inferior branch and junction with the accessory pancreatic duct, and the common channel were measured. RESULTS: Lengths of the main pancreatic duct from orifice to first inferior branch or junction with the accessory pancreatic duct were significantly longer in cases of pancreaticobiliary maljunction cases with the long- or short-type accessory pancreatic duct than in controls (p<0.01). Lengths of the main pancreatic duct from first inferior branch to junction with the accessory pancreatic duct were roughly equivalent in pancreaticobiliary maljunction and controls. CONCLUSIONS: Long common channels in pancreaticobiliary maljunction might be formed embryologically with adhesion of the right ventral pancreatic duct and the terminal portion of the bile duct.
T Kamisawa; N Egawa; H Nakajima; K Tsuruta; A Okamoto; M Matsukawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1590-8658     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Liver Dis     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-21     Completed Date:  2005-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100958385     Medline TA:  Dig Liver Dis     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital, 3-18-22 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8677, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bile Ducts, Extrahepatic / abnormalities*,  pathology,  radiography
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Dilatation, Pathologic
Pancreatic Ducts / abnormalities*,  radiography
Retrospective Studies

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