Clin Endosc.  2012 Sep;45(3):194-197.

Ectopic Pancreas Bleeding in the Jejunum Revealed by Capsule Endoscopy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. wwjjaang@catholic.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Ectopic pancreas is defined as pancreatic tissue found outside the usual anatomic location. It is often found incidentally at different sites in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The incidence of ectopic pancreatic tissue in autopsy series is 1% to 2%, with 70% of the ectopic lesions found in the stomach, duodenum and jejunum. Although it is usually a silent anomaly, an ectopic pancreas may become clinically evident when complicated by inflammation, bleeding, obstruction or malignant transformation. We report a case of ectopic pancreas located in the jejunum and presenting as an obscure GI bleeding, which was diagnosed by capsule endoscopy.

Keyword

Capsule endoscopy; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Ectopic pancreas

MeSH Terms

Autopsy
Capsule Endoscopy
Duodenum
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Hemorrhage
Incidence
Inflammation
Jejunum
Pancreas
Stomach
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