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A case of autoimmune pancreatitis showing narrowing of the main pancreatic duct after cessation of steroid therapy in the clinical course.
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PMID:  22892491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is characterized by irregular narrowing of the main pancreatic duct (MPD), and narrowing of the MPD is an essential criterion for the diagnosis of focal/segmental AIP according to the Japanese diagnostic criteria 2011. We report a 55-year-old man in whom magnetic resonance imaging showed two masses in the pancreatic head and tail and whose pancreatogram was normal at first. However, the two masses changed into diffuse swelling of the pancreas, and diffuse narrowing of the MPD appeared after the cessation of steroid therapy. Finally, we could diagnose this patient as having AIP according to the Japanese diagnostic criteria.
Shuya Shimizu; Itaru Naitoh; Takahiro Nakazawa; Kazuki Hayashi; Fumihiro Okumura; Katsuyuki Miyabe; Hiromu Kondo; Michihiro Yoshida; Hiroaki Yamashita; Hirotaka Ohara; Takashi Joh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2135-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan.
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