Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Associated to Pancreas Divisum | OMICS International | Abstract
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Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Associated to Pancreas Divisum

Maddalena Zippi1* and Angeloluca De Quarto2

1Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Sandro Pertini Hospital, 00157 Rome, Italy

2Unit of Oncolgy, Sandro Pertini Hospital, 00157 Rome, Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Maddalena Zippi
Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy
Sandro Pertini Hospital Via dei Monti Tiburtini 385, 00157 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39-06-41733310
Fax: +39-06-41733847
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 23, 2014; Accepted date: February 21, 2014; Published date: March 05, 2014

Citation: Zippi M, Quarto AD (2014) Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Associated to Pancreas Divisum. J Gastroint Dig Syst 4:171. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000171

Copyright: © 2014 Zippi M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Pancreas divisum (PD) is one of the embryologic anomalies of the pancreas, in which the dorsal and the ventral pancreatic ducts fail to merge together. In this case the ventral pancreatic duct appears small and most of the pancreatic juice is drained through the minor papilla into the duodenum. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN) represents a heterogeneous group of pancreatic neoplasms. This kind of tumor may have its development in PD. Recently, owing to the progress in imaging and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) techniques about the evaluation of the pancreas; the IPMN has been more and more identified and referred by the literature.