Yonsei Med J.  2004 Oct;45(5):952-955. 10.3349/ymj.2004.45.5.952.

Santorinicele Containing a Pancreatic Duct Stone in a Patient with Incomplete Pancreas Divisum

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. krjoo@khu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.


Santorinicele, a focal cystic dilatation of the distal duct of Santorini, has been suggested as a possible cause of the relative stenosis of the accessory papilla, is associated with complete pancreas divisum, which results in acute episodes of pancreatitis or pain. This report describes a case of a santorinicele, which was initially detected by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as a polypoid mass, in a patient with recurrent abdominal pain. The mass was subsequently proved to be a santorinicele containing a pancreatic duct stone associated with incomplete pancreas divisum on endoscopic retrograde pancreatography. To the best of our knowledge this is believed to be the first description of a santorinicele associated with these characteristic findings.


Santorinicele; pancreas divisum; incomplete; pancreatic duct; calculus
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