Intestinal perforation by multiple ectopic pancreatic tissues in a neonate with multiple congenital anomalies

Saudi Med J. 2008 Apr;29(4):614-6.


Ectopic pancreatic tissues of the gut are usually found incidentally during laparotomy or are reported in the autopsy findings. Rarely these ectopic pancreatic tissues may cause symptoms such as hemorrhage, pancreatitis, intussusception or perforation. We present a case report of the presence of multiple ectopic pancreatic tissues in the gut causing hemorrhage and perforation in a preterm, extremely low birth weight neonate with multiple congenital anomalies.

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple*
  • Choristoma / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
  • Intestinal Perforation / etiology*
  • Jejunal Diseases / complications*
  • Pancreas*