Ansa Pancreatica: An Uncommon Cause Accounting for Recurrent Pancreatitis in Children

Ansa Pancreatica: An Uncommon Cause Accounting for Recurrent Pancreatitis in Children

Syeda Namayah Fatima Hussain1, Munir Iqbal Malik2, Sabeen Abid Khan3

1A-11, Rabbia Garden, Garden East, Britto Road, Karachi.
2Department of Paediatrics, Shifa International Hospital, Pitras Bukhari Road, Islamabad.
3 House 150, Street 11, E-11/4, Islamabad

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Acute recurrent pancreatitis is a rare entity in children. It can be caused by a number of reasons, anatomical variations being one of them. Panctreatica divisum is the most common form of ductal anomaly while ansa pancreatica is the least studied and explored. In recurrent pancreatitis, Ansa Pancreatica was recently found to be a key risk factor. It is usually found among adult alcoholics. We submit a report of a rare but important cause of acute recurrent pancreatitis; an 11-year-old child with 2 previous episodes of pancreatitis diagnosed with ansa pancreatica on magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). He was advised to get stenting of Pancreatic duct. To the best of our belief, only another case has been reported in the pediatric population.

Keywords: Acute recurrent pancreatitis, ansa pancreatica, pancreatica divisum

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Syeda Namayah Fatima Hussain, Munir Iqbal Malik, Sabeen Abid Khan. Ansa Pancreatica: An Uncommon Cause Accounting for Recurrent Pancreatitis in Children. International Journal of Case Reports, 2019 4:60. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2019-01-1608


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