Chapter

The pancreas

R. Mark Beattie, Anil Dhawan and John W.L. Puntis

in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780198569862
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725968 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0046

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

The pancreas

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These are rare. Most anomalies are sporadic. Only the gene coding for the homeodomain protein PDX1 is clearly demonstrated to be causal of pancreatic agenesis. Inactivation or inhibition of signalling molecule sonic hedgehog (Shh) could potentially lead to annular pancreas, pancreatic divisum, and pancreatic ectopia....

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