Post written by Prabhleen Chahal, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
This novel video is a compilation of linear EUS examinations clearly demonstrating 3 different variant pancreatic ductal anatomies encountered during clinical practice. Accompanying this EUS video is corroborating motion animation demonstrating the anatomical landmarks and scope position for delineation of variant anatomy.
It is not uncommon to encounter patients with variant pancreatic ductal anatomy in clinical practice. There are currently no teaching videos demonstrating the anomalous pancreatic anatomy available for reference. Furthermore, linear EUS is the imaging of choice for examining the pancreas; hence, this EUS video with accompanying motion animation and MRI imaging serves as a succinct teaching tool and a reference video for the practicing and trainee endosonographers.
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