Nucl Med Mol Imaging.  2018 Dec;52(6):473-474. 10.1007/s13139-018-0552-7.

Groove Pancreatitis Masquerading as Pancreatic Carcinoma—Detected on 18F-FDG PET/CT

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India. brmittal@yahoo.com
  • 2Department of Gastroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

Groove pancreatitis is a rare form of chronic pancreatitis that affects the groove area adjacent to the second part of the duodenum. Clinical and biochemical features often overlap with other subsets of chronic pancreatitis, while the imaging features resemble that of carcinoma of the head of pancreas. We present a 38-year-old man with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and loss of weight who underwent ¹â¸F-FDG PET/CT to rule out a pancreatic malignancy. PET/CT imaging features of groove pancreatitis are distinct from the other subsets of chronic pancreatitis, such as alcoholic and autoimmune pancreatitis, and helpful in the diagnosis and planning further management of the patient.

Keyword

Groove pancreatitis; 18F-FDG PET/CT; Carcinoma pancreas; Autoimmune pancreatitis; Chronic pancreatitis

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Adult
Alcoholics
Diagnosis
Duodenum
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18*
Head
Humans
Nausea
Pancreas
Pancreatitis*
Pancreatitis, Chronic
Positron-Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography*
Vomiting
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
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