Annular pancreas: Treatment


Surgical bypass of the blocked part of the duodenum is the usual treatment for this disorder.

Prognosis (Expectations)

The outcome is usually good with surgery.


* Obstructive jaundice
* Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
* Peptic ulcer
* Perforation (tearing a hole) of the intestine due to obstruction
* Peritonitis

Calling Your Health Care Provider

Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you or your child have any symptoms of annular pancreas.

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Review Date : 1/21/2010
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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