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of 'Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis in adults'
MRI features of groove pancreatitis.
Blasbalg R, Baroni RH, Costa DN, Machado MC
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007;189(1):73.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to discuss and illustrate the most relevant and unique MRI features of groove pancreatitis.
CONCLUSION: Groove pancreatitis in an uncommon type of focal chronic pancreatitis. Its appearance may resemble pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Although distinction between these two entities remains challenging, knowledge of MRI findings is important in suggesting the correct diagnosis and programming therapeutic decisions.
Department of Radiology, Hospital das Clinicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.