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2022 Oct 14

Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub

Endoscopic treatment of pancreatic fluid collection in gastric heterotopic pancreas. A case report.


Mikoviny Kajzrlikova I, Kuchar J, Vitek P, Horavova B, Vankova H, Chrostek M
Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2022 Oct 14.
PMID: 36245211.


Heterotopic pancreas is defined as pancreatic tissue located outside the pancreatic parenchyma that lacks an anatomic or vascular connection to the normal pancreas. Symptomatic gastric heterotopic pancreas is a rare condition that can manifest as acute or chronic pancreatitis. Asymptomatic heterotopic pancreas does not require treatment, while symptomatic lesions should be resected. The modality of final resection of heterotopic pancreas depends on its size and the depth of gastric wall involvement.