Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2015 Apr;20(2):83-87. 10.15279/kpba.2015.20.2.83.

A Case of Agenesis of the Dorsal Pancreas with Concomitant Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in an Adult Patient

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Digestive Disease Center and Department of Internal Medicine, Cheju Halla General Hospital, Jeju, Korea. drhyo@hotmail.com

Abstract

Agenesis of dorsal pancreas (ADP) is an extremely rare congenital anomaly defined as an absence of the dorsal ductal system resulting from failure in the embryologic development of the pancreatic dorsal bud. Most of ADP patients are asymptomatic but some of them suffer recurrent pancreatitis and diabetes. Few number of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in association with ADP has been published previously in other countries. There was no such case reported in Korea. We report a case diagnosed as pancreatic adenocarcinoma with ADP.

Keyword

Agenesis of dorsal pancreas; Congenital malformation of pancreas; Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

MeSH Terms

Adenocarcinoma*
Adenosine Diphosphate
Adult*
Humans
Korea
Pancreas*
Pancreatic Ducts*
Pancreatitis
Adenosine Diphosphate
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