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Ann Med Res. 2004; 11(2): 97-99

Heterotopic Pancreas in Gall Bladder (Case Report)

Ahmet Kocakuşak*, Soykan Arıkan*, R. Nilgün Demirbağ**, Özlem Ton**, Ahmet Tarlacı**, Orçun Şentürk*



The presence of pancreatic tissue outside the limits of the main pancreatic gland is termed as

heterotopic pancreas. Due to their origin and spread, these lesions form an intramural mass with relatively

late mucosal invasions. Therefore their diagnosis is difficult to be proven by endoscopic biopsy and

radiological measures. In this report, we present a case of heterotopic pancreas located in the gall bladder which

was treated by cholecystectomy in our general surgery clinic with the aim to remind that any suspicious mass

could include heterotopic pancreas and its possible complications should be considered in differential


Key Words: Heterotopic pancreas, Gall bladder, Complication.

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