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Intrapancreatic Communication of Bile and Pancreatic Ducts Secondary to Pancreatic Necrosis

Bonnie M. Miller, MD; L. William Traverso, MD; Patrick C. Freeny, MD
Arch Surg. 1988;123(8):1000-1003. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400320086017.
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• An unusual complication of acute necrotizing pancreatitis occurred in which erosion of the intrapancreatic common bile duct and cephalic pancreatic duct formed a pancreaticobiliary cavity. This pancreatic process was observed to enhance during contrast computed tomography and was hypervascular during angiography, making preoperative diagnosis difficult. To our knowledge, the spontaneous development of such a cavity as a complication of acute pancreatitis has not been reported. The patient was successfully treated with pancreaticoduodenectomy.

(Arch Surg 1988;123:1000-1003)


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