International Research Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Vol.5 (1),pp. 13-16, January 2020
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IRJMBS/
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Intramural ectopic pancreatic tissue of the stomach: An uncommon origin of a non-cancerous gastric tumour
Chiriatti E*1, Papazarkadas X2, Koliakos E3, Kuckzma P1 Pezzetta E1 and Martinet O1
1Department of General Surgery, Hospital Riviera – Chablais (HRC), Montreux, Switzerland.
2Department of General Surgery, Hospital of Valais (CHVR), Sion, Switzerland.
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Vaud (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland.
*Corresponding Author: E-mail enricakir(at)hotmail.it
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Ectopic pancreatic tissue is often incidentally encounter during abdominal surgery. We report a case of an incidental finding during a laparoscopic appendectomy, the approach to diagnosis and management of this. A 32 year-old woman was diagnosed with an intramural pre-pyloric mass during a laparoscopic appendectomy. The mass was not visible on a subsequent computed tomography. Upper esophagho-gastro-duodenoscopy was normal. The intramural mass was confirmed by an endoscopic sonography and the fine needle biopsy showed a specific inflammatory cells. A laparoscopic wedge resection was realized. Histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of an ectopic pancreatic tissue. Despite the plethora of diagnostic modalities available, a definitive diagnosis for heterotopic pancreas often remains elusive, requiring more invasive diagnostic means. Although ample information is available in literature, there are currently no evidence-based guidelines regarding diagnosis and management of heterotopic pancreas.
Key words: Heterotopic pancreas, aberrant pancreas, pancreatic heterotopia, abdominal surgery, appendectomy, pancreas, gastrointestinal surgery