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Lithiase du Wirsung: entité rare des étiologies d’épigastralgie

Ahmed Zerhouni, Khalid Mazaz


We report the case of a 43 years old young patient who was examined in the emergency department for atypical epigastric pain lasting for 3 months. There was no personal or family history of pancreatic disease and of alcoholism. Clinical examination was normal. Biological parameters were normal. The abdominal tomodensitometry allowed to highlight the presence of a calculus in the canal of Wirsung at the level of the isthmo-corporeal junction measuring 6 mm in diameter. Pancreatic parenchyma was atrophied. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography allowed to confirm the diagnosis and to remove the calculus with good clinical evolution and disappearance of pain after a few days.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23

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