Pancreatic adenocarcinoma in duodenal ectopic pancreas: A case report and review of the literature

A. Ginori, L. Vassallo, Ma G M Butorano, F. Bettarini, G. Di Mare, D. Marrelli

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Abstract

Ectopic pancreas is defined as pancreatic tissue outside the normal location without connection to the normal pancreas. It occurs throughout the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach (25-60%), followed by the duodenum (25-35%) and jejunum (16%). It may develop the same pathological changes of a normal pancreas such as acute pancreatitis and cyst formation. Malignant degeneration rarely occurs. We present a case of heterotopic pancreatic adenocarcinoma localized in the duodenal bulb presenting with symptoms of gastric obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalPathologica
Volume105
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Duodenum
  • Ectopic pancreas
  • Gastric obstruction
  • Malignant transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Ginori, A., Vassallo, L., Butorano, M. G. M., Bettarini, F., Di Mare, G., & Marrelli, D. (2013). Pancreatic adenocarcinoma in duodenal ectopic pancreas: A case report and review of the literature. Pathologica, 105(2), 56-58.