Context :Acute pancreatitis is usually due to well-known causes, such as biliary lithiasis and alcohol consumption. Anatomic abnormalities may represent a less frequent but important etiological factor. Case report : The case of a 27 year old women complaining of acute pancreatitis associated with a large duodenal juxta-papillary diverticulum is presented. Conclusions :Anatomic causes of pancreatitis must be considered in the diagnosis of the etiology of acute pancreatitis.
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