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Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Jan;69(1):259-61.

Heterotopic pancreas of the esophagus masquerading as Boerhaave's syndrome.

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Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, USA.


Heterotopic pancreas (HP) of the esophagus is rare. We report a patient with HP of the esophagus and review the presentation, treatment, and results of the nine previously reported cases. Two patients had cancer. This high incidence raises concerns that HP of the esophagus may be premalignant. Because surveillance endoscopy is not possible, all known or suspected esophageal HP should be treated surgically.

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