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Radiol Clin North Am. 2012 May;50(3):487-98. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2012.03.006. Epub 2012 Mar 23.

Congenital pancreatic anomalies, variants, and conditions.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, University of Alabama - Birmingham, 619 19th Street South, JTN355B, Birmingham, AL 35249-6830, USA.


Understanding pancreatic development and the congenital anomalies and variants that result from alterations in normal development allows for better recognition of these anomalies at diagnostic imaging. This article reviews normal pancreatic embryology and anatomy, and the appearance of the more common developmental anomalies and ductal variants, with emphasis on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Common mimics of masses are also covered.

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