MRI features of groove pancreatitis

Roberto Blasbalg, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni, Daniel Nobrega Costa, Marcel Cerqueira Cesar Machado

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to discuss and illustrate the most relevant and unique MRI features of groove pancreatitis. CONCLUSION. Groove pancreatitis in an uncommon type of focal chronic pancreatitis. Its appearance may resemble pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Although distinction between these two entities remains challenging, knowledge of MRI findings is important in suggesting the correct diagnosis and programming therapeutic decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2007


  • Abdominal imaging
  • MRI
  • Pancreas
  • Pancreaticobiliary imaging
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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