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Vol 51, No 2 (2013)
Short Communication
Published online: 2013-08-02
Submitted: 2013-01-18
Accepted: 2013-06-13
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Pancreatic heterotopia in the gallbladder: an incidental finding after cholecystectomy

Maciej Sroczyński, Maciej Sebastian, Agnieszka Hałoń, Jerzy Rudnicki, Agata Sebastian, Anil Kumar Agrawal, Paweł Piekarz
DOI: 10.5603/FHC.2013.0025
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2013;51(2):174-177.

open access

Vol 51, No 2 (2013)
Short Communication
Published online: 2013-08-02
Submitted: 2013-01-18
Accepted: 2013-06-13

Abstract

Ectopic pancreas in the gallbladder is found very rarely in histological examination after cholecystectomy. The etiology of this entity is not yet clear, but there exist several hypotheses about its origin. Our histological study revealed both exocrine and endocrine components of pancreatic tissue as shown by H&E and immunohistochemical staining of a gallbladder sections of a 55-year old man. Ectopic pancreatic tissue may be an underestimated cause of acute idiopathic pancreatitis thus detailed postoperative histological examination may decrease the number of acute pancreatitis cases without the known cause.

Abstract

Ectopic pancreas in the gallbladder is found very rarely in histological examination after cholecystectomy. The etiology of this entity is not yet clear, but there exist several hypotheses about its origin. Our histological study revealed both exocrine and endocrine components of pancreatic tissue as shown by H&E and immunohistochemical staining of a gallbladder sections of a 55-year old man. Ectopic pancreatic tissue may be an underestimated cause of acute idiopathic pancreatitis thus detailed postoperative histological examination may decrease the number of acute pancreatitis cases without the known cause.

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Keywords

gallbladder; pancreas; pancreatitis; cholecystectomy

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Title

Pancreatic heterotopia in the gallbladder: an incidental finding after cholecystectomy

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 51, No 2 (2013)

Pages

174-177

Published online

2013-08-02

DOI

10.5603/FHC.2013.0025

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2013;51(2):174-177.

Keywords

gallbladder
pancreas
pancreatitis
cholecystectomy

Authors

Maciej Sroczyński
Maciej Sebastian
Agnieszka Hałoń
Jerzy Rudnicki
Agata Sebastian
Anil Kumar Agrawal
Paweł Piekarz

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