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HPB Surgery
Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 231-235
Case Report

Duodenal Web and Pancreas Divisum Causing Pancreatitis in an Adult

1Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide 5042, South Australia, Australia

Received 12 August 1992; Accepted 21 January 1993

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Duodenal malformations are the third commonest cause of intestinal obstruction in infants1. A spectrum of intrinsic obstructive lesions within the duodenum ranges from atresia to congenital bands2. Rarely, duodenal malformations may first present in adulthood. Less than 70 cases of duodenal web presenting in an adult have been reported in the literature. In 10 patients the presentation was associated with pancreatitis. We report a case of congenital duodenal web associated with pancreas divisum which first presented in an adult with the clinical characteristics of recurrent acute pancreatitis.