Pancreas MRI results

Posted , 3 users are following.

hi everyone I've just got my results and wondered if anyone knows much about it. I'm aware this could cause complications such as chronic pancreatitis but not sure how common that is. my consultant appt next week.

results below:

No abnormality seen in the pancreas. There is a 3.5 cm duodenal diverticulum. No significant abnormality in the other upper abdominal viscera.


0 likes, 5 replies

Report / Delete

5 Replies

  • Posted

    Don't quote me, but I think it means you may be prone to gallstones and bouts of acute pancreatitis.

    I'm trying to understand this article, which seems applicable:

    "Duodenal diverticula are outpouchings from the duodenal wall (intraluminal diverticulum discussed separately). They may result from mucosal prolapse or the prolapse of the entire duodenal wall and can be found at any point in the duodenum although are by far most commonly located along the medial wall of the second, or superior wall of the third, part of the duodenum.

    Diverticula located at the ampulla of Vater may cause difficulty for endoscopists as they attempt to cannulate the biliary system."

    I admit that I'm not sure what it means, but I'm sure someone else does.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Usually the scan will advise additional testing if something looks really wrong.

      The rest of your results are good. I think it's worth a phone call to your doctor to get some clarification. I'd be interested in hearing what your doctor has to say.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi yes i have done it twice and it was negative.

    thanks for the reply.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up