Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2003, Vol 19, Num, 3-4     (Pages: 060-062)

HETEROTOPIC PANCREAS AND ITS POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: A REPORT OF 3 CASES

KOCAKUŞAK Ahmet 1, ATAY Ömer Faruk 1, ARIKAN Soykan 1, ŞENTÜRK Oruç 1, YÜCEL Ahmet Fikret 1

1 Haseki Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi 1. Genel Cerrahi Kliniği
2 Haseki Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Patoloji Departmanı

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Summary

The presence of pancreatic tissue outside the limits of the main pancreatic gland is termed as heterotopic pancreas. Due to their origin and spread, these lesions form an intramural mass with relatively late mucosal invasions. Therefore their diagnosis is difficult to be proven by endoscopic biopsy. In this report herein we present three cases with heterotopic pancreas treated in our general surgery clinic in a 6-year period between 1997-2002. The aim is to remind any suspicious mass could include heterotopic pancreas and its possible complications in differential diagnosis.
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