Carcinoma arising from ectopic pancreas in the stomach: endosonographic detection of malignant change

J Clin Ultrasound. 1998 Jun;26(5):265-8. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0096(199806)26:5<265::aid-jcu7>;2-a.


We present a case of a submucosal tumor in the stomach that was suspicious for malignancy on preoperative endosonography. The resected tumor was histologically diagnosed as a ductal adenocarcinoma that originated in ectopic pancreatic tissue in the gastric wall. Although malignant transformation in ectopic pancreas is extremely rare, it remains an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of gastric submucosal masses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology
  • Choristoma / complications*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endosonography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas*
  • Stomach Diseases / complications*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / etiology