Duodenal duplication cyst causing severe pancreatitis: Imaging findings and pathological correlation

Alessandro Guarise, Niccolo' Faccioli, Mauro Ferrari, Luigi Romano, Alice Parisi, Massimo Falconi

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We here report a case of a 18-year-old man with a history of recurrent abdominal pain and a previous episode of severe acute pancreatitis. Abdominal ultrasonography, contrast enhanced multislice computer tomography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a cystic mass lesion. Only on delayed phase magnetic resonance images after Gadolinium-BOPTA injection, it was possible to demonstrate the lesion's relationship with the biliary tree, differentiating the lesion from intraluminal duodenal diverticulum, and to achieve the diagnosis of duodenal duplication cyst, a recognized rare cause of acute pancreatitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by histology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1630-1633
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2006


  • Cholangiopancreatography
  • Computed tomography
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Duodenal duplication cyst
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pancreatitis
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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