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Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2003-06-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Ectopic pancreas: endoscopic, ultrasound and radiological features

Krzysztof Zinkiewicz, Wit Juśkiewicz, Witold Zgodziński, Justyna Szumiło, Grzegorz Ćwik, Jarosław Furtak, Ryszard Maciejewski, Grzegorz Wallner
Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):205-209.

open access

Vol 62, No 3 (2003)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2003-06-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Ectopic pancreas, a rare entity, is defined as pancreatic tissue lying outside its normal location without anatomical or vascular connections with the pancreas proper. Most occurrences of heterotopic pancreas are located in the stomach wall, duodenum, small intestine or anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to describe the endoscopic, endosonographic (EUS) and radiological features of these lesions. Management of the ectopic pancreas remains controversial. The authors describe 12 patients and try to recommend different kind of treatment in the light of the symptoms, location and size of the lesions.

Abstract

Ectopic pancreas, a rare entity, is defined as pancreatic tissue lying outside its normal location without anatomical or vascular connections with the pancreas proper. Most occurrences of heterotopic pancreas are located in the stomach wall, duodenum, small intestine or anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to describe the endoscopic, endosonographic (EUS) and radiological features of these lesions. Management of the ectopic pancreas remains controversial. The authors describe 12 patients and try to recommend different kind of treatment in the light of the symptoms, location and size of the lesions.
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Keywords

heterotopic pancreas; endoscopic resection; endosonography

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Title

Ectopic pancreas: endoscopic, ultrasound and radiological features

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 3 (2003)

Pages

205-209

Published online

2003-06-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(3):205-209.

Keywords

heterotopic pancreas
endoscopic resection
endosonography

Authors

Krzysztof Zinkiewicz
Wit Juśkiewicz
Witold Zgodziński
Justyna Szumiło
Grzegorz Ćwik
Jarosław Furtak
Ryszard Maciejewski
Grzegorz Wallner

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