Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2006 Jun;32(6):409-413.

A Case of Gastric Ectopic Pancreas Complicated by Chronic Pancreatitis

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. leh@kyuh.co.kr
  • 2Department of General Surgery, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

An ectopic pancreas is defined as the presence of pancreatic tissue lacking the anatomical and vascular continuity of the main body of the pancreas. Most cases of ectopic pancreas are found incidentally in the stomach and duodenum. The most commonly reported symptoms are abdominal pain, epigastric discomfort, nausea, vomiting and bleeding. An ectopic pancreas is subject to various pathological changes occurring in the pancreas itself: namely, cyst, pancreatitis, hemorrhage, necrosis and neoplastic changes. We report a case of a 28-year old man with epigastric pain in whom the surgical pathological diagnosis was an ectopic pancreas of the stomach with chronic inflammation.

Keyword

Ectopic pancreas; Chronic inflammation
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