Pancreas divisum and duodenal diverticula as two causes of acute or chronic pancreatitis that should not be overlooked: a case report

@article{Filippo2008PancreasDA,
  title={Pancreas divisum and duodenal diverticula as two causes of acute or chronic pancreatitis that should not be overlooked: a case report},
  author={Massimo de Filippo and Emiliano Giudici and Nicola Sverzellati and Maurizio Zompatori},
  journal={Journal of Medical Case Reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={166 - 166}
}
INTRODUCTION Pancreas divisum is a congenital anatomical anomaly characterized by the lack of fusion of the ventral and dorsal parts of the pancreas during the eighth week of fetal development. This condition is found in 5% to 14% of the general population. In pancreas divisum, the increased incidence of acute and chronic pancreatitis is caused by inadequate drainage of secretions from the body, tail and part of the pancreatic head through an orifice that is too small. The incidence of… CONTINUE READING