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2016 Month : December Volume : 2 Issue : 2 Page : 20-22

ROLE OF IMAGING IN DORSAL PANCREATIC AGENESIS WITH RETROPERITONEAL LYMPHANGIECTASIA- IN A CASE OF ACUTE ABDOMINAL PAIN.

Surabhi Chakraborty1, Prashantha Ishwar2

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Surabhi Chakraborty,
R. No. 42,
K 3 Hostel,
AHRE, Bellur,
Nagamangala.
E-mail: drsurabhichakraborty77.bc@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

Filariasis is a parasitic infection. It is an endemic infection seen in tropical and subtropical geographical regions of the world. Lymphatic filariasis is caused by parasites Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori. It may present with lymphatic dysfunction in the form of lymphocoele, chyluria, hydrocoele, elephantiasis and groin lymphadenopathy. Retroperitoneal lymphangiectasia presenting with acute abdominal pain is a rare clinical entity and very few cases are reported worldwide. Total agenesis of the pancreas is an extremely rarest congenital anomaly1 and is incompatible with life. Although complete dorsal pancreatic agenesis is one of the rare anomaly, partial agenesis of the dorsal pancreas is more common than ventral agenesis of pancreas.2,3 It can be associated with other congenital anomalies like polysplenia syndrome,1-4 liver lobulation, heterotaxia and solid-pseudopapillary tumour of pancreas.2,4 In most of the cases it remains clinically asymptomatic, but sometimes it may present with hyperglycaemia, focal pancreatitis presenting with acute or chronic abdominal pain. Here, we are presenting a case of retroperitoneal lymphangiectasia with complete dorsal pancreatic agenesis presented with acute abdominal pain. Both complete dorsal pancreatic agenesis and retroperitoneal lymphangiectasia are the two rarest clinical entities one may come across in a day-to-day practice.

KEYWORDS

Filariasis, retroperitoneal lymphangiectasia, dorsal pancreatic agenesis.

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