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Agenesis of the Dorsal Pancreas

Diabetapedia definition: describes a congenital malformation of the pancreas in which either the entire dorsal pancreas or part of the dorsal pancreas fails to develop (complete agenesis or partial agenesis, respectively). Some individuals experience no symptoms, while others may develop hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, bile duct obstruction, abdominal pain, pancreatitis, or other conditions.

Reference: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Disease Research



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