Duodenal Duplication with Accessory Papilla Causing Recurrent Pancreatitis in a Child: A Case Report

José R. Muñiz-Aragunde, María S. Correa-Rivas, Humberto Lugo-Vicente


We discuss a 16-year-old male patient who presented with three episodes of recurrent pancreatitis within the last 6 months. Preoperative imaging studies suggested a choledochal cyst within the second portion of the duodenum. Patient was taken to surgery and the lesion was removed. Pathology examination of the cyst revealed a duodenal duplication. The accessory pancreatic papilla entering the closed duplication cyst was the main cause of the pancreatitis in this child.

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