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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 341-345
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2000/152809
Brief Communication

An Unusual Cause of Recurrent Pancreatitis: Duodenal Duplication Cyst

Rameeta J Lad,1 Peter Fitzgerald,2 and Kevan Jacobson3

1Division of Gastroenterology, Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2Division of Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3Division of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Received 1 April 1999; Revised 29 July 1999

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Abstract

Intestinal duplications are rare anomalies that usually present in childhood.  Of these, duodenal duplications are among the most uncommon.  Although these usually present with obstructive symptoms or bleeding, pancreatitis may occur.  A case of duodenal duplication cyst causing recurrent pancreatitis in a 12-year-old girl is presented. The literature on duodenal duplications, and their epidemiology, embryology and pathophysiology is reviewed.