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Annular pancreas in an 11-year-old girl: a case report

Authors Moon SB

Received 28 November 2016

Accepted for publication 3 February 2017

Published 2 March 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 65—67


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Suk-Bae Moon

Department of Surgery, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea

Abstract: Annular pancreas (AP) is a rare cause of congenital duodenal obstruction that is usually discovered at the neonatal period, but clinical severities can vary over a wide range and definite diagnosis could be delayed until late childhood or adulthood. We report here a case of AP detected in an 11-year-old girl who had a long history of symptoms of partial duodenal obstruction. Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) study revealed narrowed second portion of duodenum by extrinsic compression, and computed tomography demonstrated complete ring of pancreatic tissue surrounding the second portion of the duodenum. Diamond-shaped duodenoduodenostomy successfully cured the patient, and the postoperative UGI study showed smooth passage through the bypass segment. Although rare, AP should be differentiated in children with unresolved symptoms of partial duodenal obstruction.

Keywords: annular pancreas, children, duodenoduodenostomy

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