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Vol 64, No 1 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-12-10
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Abnormal location of papilla of Vater: a cadaveric study

G. Paraskevas, B. Papaziogas, K. Natsis, P. Katsinelos, P. Gigis, K. Atmatzidis
Folia Morphol 2005;64(1):51-53.

open access

Vol 64, No 1 (2005)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2004-12-10
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

We report a case of a male cadaver aged 72 years with an ectopic location of the papilla of Vater. The ectopic papilla was situated at the supero-posterior border of the 3rd portion of the duodenum at a distance of 0.9 cm from the limit of the 2nd and 3rd portions of the duodenum. The frequency of this anomaly fluctuates between 0 and 11.83% and when the papilla is located distal to its usual position the usual location is in the proximal 2 cm of the 3rd part of the duodenum. We refer to the possible difference in the papilla’s location between patients and cadavers and call attention to the differential diagnosis with spontaneous or surgical fistulae.

Abstract

We report a case of a male cadaver aged 72 years with an ectopic location of the papilla of Vater. The ectopic papilla was situated at the supero-posterior border of the 3rd portion of the duodenum at a distance of 0.9 cm from the limit of the 2nd and 3rd portions of the duodenum. The frequency of this anomaly fluctuates between 0 and 11.83% and when the papilla is located distal to its usual position the usual location is in the proximal 2 cm of the 3rd part of the duodenum. We refer to the possible difference in the papilla’s location between patients and cadavers and call attention to the differential diagnosis with spontaneous or surgical fistulae.
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Keywords

papilla of Vater; ectopic location; importance

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Title

Abnormal location of papilla of Vater: a cadaveric study

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 1 (2005)

Pages

51-53

Published online

2004-12-10

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(1):51-53.

Keywords

papilla of Vater
ectopic location
importance

Authors

G. Paraskevas
B. Papaziogas
K. Natsis
P. Katsinelos
P. Gigis
K. Atmatzidis

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