Рентгенология & Радиология, 2014, LIII 266-271

The value of MRCp in diagnosis of periampullary duodenal diverticula

  1. Getzov, G. Nedelkov, B. Vladimirov

Abstract.

Duodenal diverticula occur in the retroperitoneal space medial to the second part of the duodenum. They are a rare cause of acute abdomen, but their relationship with a number of diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract is widely discussed. New cross sectional imaging techniques, which includes computer and magnetic resonance tomography allow their establishment. Within the 4-year prospective study we investigated the possibilities of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography to identify diverticuli of the duodenum. MRCP is a reliable method to detect the presence of duodenal diverticula. The method allows the determination of their size and volume and their attitude to the surrounding anatomical structures.

Key words: MAGNETIC RESONANCE CHOLANGIOpANCREATOGRAPHY. ЕNDOSCOpIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY. PERIAMPULLARY DUODENAL DIVERTICULU