Constitutional Syndrome, Ascites and Duodenal Thickening Presenting as Groove Pancreatitis

Frutos Perez, Jose Maria and Perea Ribis, Mariam and Martinez Pascual, Maria Angeles and Llopis Sanchis, Marina and Tornero Estebanez, Carlos (2017) Constitutional Syndrome, Ascites and Duodenal Thickening Presenting as Groove Pancreatitis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (3). ISSN 2284-2594

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Groove pancreatitis (GP) is a very infrequent subtype of chronic pancreatitis affecting the pancreatic-duodenal junction. It usually manifests in middle-aged men with a history of chronic alcoholism, though it has also been described in women and in individuals who do not consume alcohol[1]. Even though the underlying etiology is unclear, chronic alcohol consumption is known to increase the viscosity of the pancreatic juice and exacerbate the inflammatory process[2]. We present a case of GP that posed diagnostic difficulties because it manifested as ascites and duodenal thickening, with pancreatic imaging findings initially normal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Groove pancreatitis, constitutional syndrome, ascites, duodenal thickening
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 14:24
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 14:24

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