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Disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome: a multidisciplinary management dilemma
  1. Ali A Alsaad1,
  2. Sarah M Dhannoon2,
  3. Michael B Phillips1
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ali A Alsaad, alsaad.ali{at}


Disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome is a circumferential interruption of the pancreatic duct. It usually occurs secondary to pancreatitis and carries significant diagnostic and management challenges. We present a case of disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome that represented a diagnostic and management dilemma for both medical and surgical teams. The aim of this article is to share a successful management experience of disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome with other physicians and to perform a brief but focused literature review on this challenging condition.

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  • Contributors AAA and SMD wrote the manuscript, reviewed the literature and analysed the case management in the discussion part. MBP carefully reviewed the manuscript. All authors had final approval of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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