Recurrent pancreatitis in a child with pancreas divisum. Endoscopic therapy of a Santorinicele

Surg Endosc. 1999 Oct;13(10):1040-3. doi: 10.1007/s004649901165.


Pancreas divisum is a rare congenital anomaly of the pancreatic ducts that has been implicated in pancreatitis. In addition, the finding of a Santorinicele, which is a cystic dilatation of the dorsal duct, suggests that there is an obstruction associated with a congenital or acquired weakness of the mucosa. We used an endoscopic technique to treat a child with recurrent pancreatitis who was found to have pancreas divisum and a large Santorinicele.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Child
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Endoscopy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pancreas / abnormalities*
  • Pancreatitis / etiology
  • Pancreatitis / therapy*
  • Recurrence