A santorinicoele refers to a cystic dilatation of the end of the dorsal  pancreatic duct (duct of Santorini) 1,2 and is believed to be analogous to a dilatation of the most distal common bile duct, which is commonly known as a choledochocoele3.

 It can occur in association with pancreas divisum


Because most santorinicoeles have been reported in elderly patients, it has been assumed that a santorinicoele is most probably an acquired rather than a congenital condition.

History and etymology

It was first described in 1994 by Eisen et al3.

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