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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-60

Groove pancreatitis presenting as recurrent acute pancreatitis


1 Department of Medical Gastroenterology, School of Digestive and Liver Disease (SDLD), Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, School of Digestive and Liver Disease (SDLD), Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology, School of Digestive and Liver Disease (SDLD), Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Division of Gastrointestinal Radiology, School of Digestive and Liver Disease (SDLD), Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.133815

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A middle aged male presented with recurrent acute pancreatitis without any feature of extrahepatic biliary obstruction. Evaluation revealed mass in groove area with duodenal lumen compromise without any features of chronic pancreatitis. He underwent classical Whipple's operation with the suspicion of periampullary tumor but histopathology was suggestive of groove pancreatitis ruling out malignancy. This case is first case to report recurrent acute pancreatitis as presentation of groove pancreatitis.


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