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Vol. 83. Issue 1.
Pages 64-65 (January - March 2018)
Vol. 83. Issue 1.
Pages 64-65 (January - March 2018)
Clinical image in Gastroenterology
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Annular pancreas. An unusual intraoperative finding
Páncreas anular. Un hallazgo transoperatorio poco común
Z. Botello-Hernández
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Corresponding author. Hospital General de México «Dr. Eduardo Liceaga», Dr. Balmis n.° 148, Colonia Doctores, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06726 Mexico City, Mexico. Tel.: +2789200, extension 0030/55 5075 5775.
, R.A. Fuentes-Reyes, O. Chapa-Azuela
Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Service, Hospital General de México «Dr. Eduardo Liceaga», Mexico City, Mexico
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A 57-year-old man with an unremarkable past medical history complained of moderately intense localized pain in the epigastrium after eating solid foods, and later after drinking liquids. The accompanying nausea and vomiting caused important fluid and electrolyte imbalance, for which he was hospitalized. Laboratory tests and imaging studies were ordered and chronic cholecystitis with gallstones was diagnosed through ultrasound imaging (USG). A lesion infiltrating into the first portion of the duodenum and an ulcer were identified at endoscopy and at esophagogastroduodenography (EGD) (fig. 1). A computed axial tomography scan showed gas in the gallbladder and thickening of the gastric antrum and the duodenal bulb walls (figs. 2 and 3). Tumor markers were in the normal range. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy that revealed chronic inflammation of the gall bladder, cholecystoduodenal fistula with loss of the normal anatomic arrangement, and annular pancreas (figs. 4 and 5) that did not compromise the integrity or permeability of the duodenum. Cholecystectomy was performed, the fistula was dismantled, and primary closure of the duodenum was carried out. The patient progressed favorably and is currently under follow-up at the hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery clinic.

Figure 1.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy image showing the ulcerated lesion in the first part of the duodenum.

Figure 2.

Contrast-enhanced abdominal CAT scan. The arrow points to gas and stones inside the gallbladder.

Figure 3.

Contrast-enhanced abdominal CAT scan showing the thickening of the gastric antrum and the duodenal bulb walls.

Figure 4.

Cholecystoduodenal fistula. The arrow indicates the communication with the duodenum.

Figure 5.

Annular pancreas, shown between the two arrows.

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Please cite this article as: Botello-Hernández Z, Fuentes-Reyes RA, Chapa-Azuela O. Páncreas anular. Un hallazgo transoperatorio poco común. Revista de Gastroenterología de México. 2018;83:64–65.

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