Pancreas Divisum is an anomaly that is present at birth in the ducts of the pancreatic. The pancreas is located behind the stomach and produces enzymes that are essential for the digestion of food. The digestive enzymes are in the form of juices to help drain the pancreas through the pancreatic duct into the uppermost portion of the small intestine, the duodenum, where it aids in digesting food.
Symptoms of Pancreas Divisum
Most people that are born with pancreas divisum don’t experience any symptoms throughout life, are undiagnosed, and do not need treatment. If they do experience symptoms, they are:
- Repeated episodes of pancreatitis
- Abdominal pain from pancreatitis
- Severe complications
- May develop chronic abdominal pain without pancreatitis
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