Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2003 Sep;27(3):175-179.

A Case of Gastric Ectopic Pancreas Complicated by Pancreatitis and Pseudocyst Formation

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kon Kuk University College of Medicine, Choongju, Korea. wangjoonho@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, HanKuk Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Surgery, HanKuk Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 4Department of Radiology, HanKuk Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 5Department of Pathology, HanKuk Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.


Ectopic pancreas rarely produces clinical symptoms. Most commonly reported symptoms were abdominal pain, epigastric discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and bleeding. However, presentation of specific symptoms due to its size and location, including obstructive jaundice, and pyloric obstruction are possible. Ectopic pancreas is subject to various pathological changes occurring in the pancreas itself; namely, cyst, pancreatitis, hemorrhage, necrosis, and neoplastic change. We present a case of 60-year old woman with right upper quadrant pain in whom the surgical pathologic diagnosis was ectopic pancreas of the stomach complicated by pancreatitis and pseudocyst formation.


Ectopic pancreas; Pancreatitis; Pseudocyst
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