Pancreatic polypeptide rich tissue in the annular pancreas - A distinctive feature of ventral primordium derivatives

F. Sessa, R. Fiocca, P. Tenti, E. Solcia, E. Tavani, S. Pliteri

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Abstract

A case of annular pancreas found in a 45 year man was successfully treated by surgical resection. An histological and immunohistochemical study of the endocrine component within the resected annular tissue showed its identity with that of the postero-inferior head in the normal adult pancreas, both tissues being characterized by very high PP cell content, extremely few A cells and irregularly shaped islets. This observation supports a common origin of the two tissues from the ventral pancreatic primordium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalVirchows Archiv A Pathological Anatomy and Histopathology
Volume399
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1983

Keywords

  • Annular pancreas
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • PP cells
  • Ventral lobe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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