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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1992;26(1): 71-75.
Agenesis of the Dorsal Pancreas: An autopsy case.
Won Sang Park, Ki Hwa Yang, Seok Jin Kang, Byoung Kee Kim, Sun Moo Kim
Department of Clinical Pathology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas is one of the rare congenital anomalies of the pancreas. Six cases of them have been reported. We have experienced an autopsy case of agenesis of the dorsal pancreas associated with fetal death in the uterus. Grossly, the body and tail of the pancreas and uncinate process were not found and those were partially replaced by adipose tissue. No abnormality was noted in the other organs. Microscopically, pancreatic tissue with autolytic change was identified only in the head portion of the pancreas.
Key Words: Agenesis; Dorsal pancreas; Pancreas; Congenital anomaly