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Heterotopic pancreas in the stomach: a case report and a brief review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20442522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Heterotopic pancreas is the presence of pancreatic tissue found outside the usual anatomical location of the pancreas. It is a rare condition and can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract with the stomach and the small bowel being the most common sites. It is usually asymptomatic and often discovered incidentally. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 48-year-old Omani female who presented with recurrent epigastric pain. Endoscopy revealed a sessile mass in the antrum which was snared and showed heterotopic pancreatic tissue in the submucosa on histopathology. CONCLUSION: Heterotopic pancreas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of gastric mass lesions.
Uday A Gokhale; Annu Nanda; Rajasekharan Pillai; Dhia Al-Layla
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-05-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  JOP : Journal of the pancreas     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1590-8577     ISO Abbreviation:  JOP     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-05     Completed Date:  2010-07-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101091810     Medline TA:  JOP     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
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MeSH Terms
Choristoma / pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Stomach Diseases / pathology*

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