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A rare case of ectopic pancreas in the ampulla of Vater presented with obstructive jaundice.
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PMID:  17343237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare case of ectopic pancreas in the ampulla of Vater presented with obstructive jaundice. Ectopic pancreas is a common congenital disorder which is referred to as pancreatic rest. The incidence in autopsy series varies from 1 to 2% (range 0.55 to 13%). Most common site of ectopic pancreatic tissue is the stomach, although it can be found anywhere in the foregut and the proximal midgut. Ectopic pancreatic tissue in the ampulla of Vater is a very rare condition. Searching in the literature, using the terms "ectopic pancreas" and "Ampulla of Vater", we found only 10 records. The authors report on a rare case of a 69 years old female with ectopic pancreas in the ampulla of Vater, presented with painless obstructive jaundice, and the diagnostic and therapeutic strategy that followed.
Dimitrios K Filippou; Antonios Vezakis; Georgios Filippou; Nicolas Condilis; Spiros Rizos; Panagiotis Skandalakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali italiani di chirurgia     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0003-469X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ital Chir     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-08     Completed Date:  2007-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372343     Medline TA:  Ann Ital Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Surgical Department, Pireaus General Hospital "Tzaneio", Pireaus-Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Ampulla of Vater / pathology*,  surgery*
Choristoma* / complications,  pathology,  surgery
Common Bile Duct Diseases / pathology*,  surgery*
Jaundice, Obstructive / etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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