A santorinicele 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 choledochocele 3.

 It usually occurs in association with pancreas divisum, but has been reported in isolation 5.



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

History and etymology

It was first described in 1994 by Eisen et al 4.

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rID: 8389
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Santoriniceles
  • Santorinicoeles
  • Santorinicoele

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