Annular pancreas and intermittent duodenal obstruction in an alcoholic adult
James C. Sperrazza, BS
Richard A. Flanagan, MD
Mark R. Katlic, MDAddress reprint requests to M.R.K., 200 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.
Annular pancreas is a congenital anomaly which, though present at birth, may cause few symptoms until adulthood. A case of annular pancreas with intermittent duodenal obstruction is described in a 49-year-old alcoholic man. Few other entities cause such obstruction. In similar cases, clinical suspicion of annular pancreas may lead to prompt diagnosis and treatment.