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Dilated pancreatic duct

I recently had an ultrasound that said I had a borderline enlarged pancreatic duct (4.2 mm). I do not have pancreatitis. I am wondering about causes, if there are any besides cancer or pancreatitis. That is all I have found on this subject. Am scared.
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Hi there!

Dilation of the pancreatic ducts can be caused due to chronic infections/ inflammations, growths/ masses (cancerous/ non-cancerous) or due to unknown reasons. If there is no known history of pancreatitis and no direct or indirect evidence of growths, it should not be anything to worry about, tough this may require a regular follow up.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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Hi there!

Dilation of the pancreatic ducts can be caused due to chronic infections/ inflammations, growths/ masses (cancerous/ non-cancerous) or due to unknown reasons. If there is no known history of pancreatitis and no direct or indirect evidence of growths, it should not be anything to worry about, tough this may require a regular follow up.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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Thank you for the info, I appreciate knowing that there can be multiple causes, or just something to keep an eye on. I had a followup CT scan, which came out that my pancreas is ok, afterall! What a relief!
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