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.
- Abdominal imaging
- Pancreaticobiliary imaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging