Groove pancreatitis

What is groove pancreatitis?

Groove pancreatitis is a form of segmental pancreatitis where fluid, inflammation, and/or fibrosis extend into the groove between the pancreatic head and the duodenum, and it is typically seen in men with a history of alcoholism. On cross-sectional imaging, fluid, fat stranding, and/or fibrous tissue are seen predominantly between the pancreatic head and the duodenum. Associated duodenal wall thickening or pseudocyst formation may also be present


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