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Abstract #1680

Relationship Between Exocrine Pancreatic Function and Abdominal Symptoms: Evaluation Using Cine-Dynamic MRCP

Akira Yamamoto1, Katsuyoshi Ito2, Teruki Sone1, Kazuya Yasokawa1, Akihiko Kanki1, and Tsutomu Tamada1

1Radiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan, 2Radiology, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan

The purpose of this study was to elucidate the relationship between exocrine pancreatic function and abdominal symptoms. Cine-dynamic MRCP was performed and an 18-item questionnaire on abdominal symptoms was administered to 42 patients. The relationship between exocrine pancreatic function, which was quantified as an exocrine pancreatic score, and the abdominal symptoms was assessed. Symptoms for 3 of the 18 abdominal symptom items were significantly associated with decreased exocrine pancreatic function, as measured by cine-dynamic MRCP If a patient complains of such symptoms, the possibility of decreased exocrine pancreatic function should be considered, and should be evaluated by cine-dynamic MRCP.

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