Ectopic Pancreas in the Gastric Antrum Wall Complicated by Ectopic Pancreatitis and Persistent Gastric Abscess

ACG Case Rep J. 2018 May 9;5:e34. doi: 10.14309/crj.2018.34. eCollection 2018.

Abstract

Ectopic pancreas is an uncommon finding in the stomach. Complications are rare but can lead to significant morbidity and even mortality. We report a 49-year-old man who presented with upper abdominal pain, vomiting, and weight loss and was found to have a gastric wall abscess that developed a few weeks after endoscopic biopsy of a gastric ulcer. After medical treatment failed to resolve his symptoms, he underwent distal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy. Postoperatively, the gastric wall abscess was determined to have derived from a focus of ectopic pancreatic tissue with evidence of ectopic chronic pancreatitis.

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