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Pancreaticopleural fistula: an unusual complication of pancreatitis diagnosed with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography.
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PMID:  19890191     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Pancreaticopleural fistula is a rare complication of pancreatitis. Pleural effusion resulting from a pancreaticopleural fistula is extremely rare and accounts for less than 1% of cases. Due to non-specific clinical presentations of a pancreaticopleural fistula, imaging plays an important role. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is very useful in depicting parenchymal and ductal structural changes along with direct visualization of a pancreaticopleural fistula. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a middle-aged male with moderate right pleural effusion who had a history of pancreatitis. MRCP showed chronic pancreatitis with a pancreaticopleural fistula. A brief review of the role of imaging in a pancreaticopleural fistula is discussed along with the case. CONCLUSION: MRCP is a useful modality for diagnosing a pancreaticopleural fistula.
Sameer Vyas; Dhrubajyoti Gogoi; Saroj Kant Sinha; Paramjeet Singh; Thakur Deen Yadav; Niranjan Khandelwal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  JOP : Journal of the pancreas     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1590-8577     ISO Abbreviation:  JOP     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  2010-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091810     Medline TA:  JOP     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  671-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, 160012 Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cholangiopancreatography, Magnetic Resonance*
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Fistula / etiology,  radiography*
Pancreatitis / complications*
Pleural Diseases / etiology,  radiography*
Pleural Effusion / etiology,  radiography

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