Manjeet Kumar Goyal1 and Varna Taranikanti2*
1Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2Department of Foundational Medical Studies, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, Michigan, USA
*Correspondence to: Varna Taranikanti, Department of Foundational Medical Studies, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Michigan, USA
Received: Jul 20, 2023; Accepted: Jul 27, 2023; Published: Jul 31, 2023
Citation: Goyal MK, Taranikanti V (2023) A Rare Embryological Variant of Ansa Pancreatica Presenting as Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report. J Anatomical Variation and Clinical Case Report 1:104.
Copyright: ©2023 Goyal MK. 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.
Understanding the anatomy of the extrahepatic biliary tract, its formation, and aberrations is crucial for treating pancreatic diseases. Ansa Pancreatica, a rare variation in pancreatic duct anatomy and may act as a trigger for recurrent acute pancreatitis. Despite advances in diagnostic modalities such as Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic ultrasonography, more than one-fourth of the cases remain undetected. We report a case of recurrent acute pancreatitis in forty-four year old Indian woman with ansa pancreatica based on radiology and clinical diagnosis. An awareness of these anomalies helps in surgical planning hence, herein we report a case of ansa pancreatica with review of literature of the pancreatic duct anomalies that is implicated as the cause of recurrent acute pancreatitis.
Keywords: Extrahepatic biliary tract; Ansa pancreatica; Recurrent acute pancreatitis; Pancreatic ductal anomalies; Clinical diagnosis