Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 20(1); 2000 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;20(1): 14-20.
내시경적 역행성 담췌관 조영술상 췌관의 형태와 질환과의 관계 ( Anatomical Variations and Morphological Diversities of the Pancreatic Ductal System - Clinical and ERCP evaluation - )
서정훈(Jung Hoon Suh),이진헌(Jin Heon Lee),박승우(Seung Woo Park),이준규(Joon Kyu Lee),정재복(Jae Bock Chung),송시영(Si Young Song),강진경(Jin Kyung Kang)

The advent of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) has made it possible to identify the pancreatic ductal (PD) system. There is no established relationship between the PD system and various pancreaticobiliary diseases. The purpose of this study was to identify the morphological diversities and anatomical variations of PD and to define the relationship between PD types and pancreaticobiliary diseases.
Five hundred and eighty-two consecutive patients, in whom both PD and common bile duct (CBD) were clearly visualized by ERCP, were included. PD types were categorized according to the relationship between CBD and PD. The anatomical variations were classified into migration, fusion, and duplication anomalies.
The PD types were classified into type A 84.4%, type B 9.6%, type C 3.4%, and type D 2.6%. The PD anomalies were noted in 51 patients, which were comprised of 19 (3.3%) fusion anomalies (12 complete pancreas divisum, 7 incomplete pancreas divisum) and 32 (5.5%) duplication anomalies (5 number variations, 27 form variations). No significant relationships between various PD morphologies and pancreaticobiliary diseases were found. Hyperamylasemia was more frequently complicated in type C (41.7%) and D (50%) than in type A and B after ERCP.
Though a close relationship was not found between various PD types and pancreaticobiliary diseases, being familiar with the morphology and anatomical variation is worth it, for more accurate interpretation and for prediction of a complication such as pancreatitis. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2000;20:14~20)
Key Words: ERCP, Pancreatic duct, Anatomical variation
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