Meandering main pancreatic duct

Meandering main pancreatic duct (MMPD) comprises of a reverse Z-type and loop-type of pancreatic ducts.

These ductal variants are found in ERCP and MRCP studies. The exact incidence is not known.

Increased incidence of meandering pancreatic duct has been reported in patients with idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis (40%) compared with individuals from the general population (2.2%) 1.

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  • Meandering main pancreatic duct (MMPD)

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