Table 6 Comparison of clinical factors between clinical outcomes
Size of dilated branch ductAppearance of mural nodules (SD)
No change (SD)Enlarged (SD)
Age (years)67.8 (8.8)69.7 (9.9)60.3 (12.8)
Male:female45:248:14:0
Dilated branch duct (mm)
Initial size19.1 (6.7)20.3 (6.4)21.3 (6.3)
Latest size19.2 (6.9)*†33.4 (6.7*39.3 (17.2)†
Location (head:body–tail)42:275:42:2
Initial diameter of MPD (mm)3.7 (1.5)‡§5.7 (3.2)‡7.5 (3.7)§
Time of follow-up (months)62.1 (35.7)64.9 (35.5)100.8 (52.5)
  • *p<0.001; †p<0.001; ‡p<0.01; §p<0.001; p<0.05.

  • MPD, main pancreatic duct.