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A unique case of pancreatitis and retention cyst in esophageal heterotopic pancreas.

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  • 1Upper GI Surgical Unit, St. George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia.

Abstract

Heterotopic pancreas is normal pancreatic tissue located in an abnormal location. Heterotopic pancreas in the esophagus is a rare congenital anomaly. We present a unique case of pancreatitis and retention cyst in a heterotopic pancreas in the esophagus, outline the investigation and management of cystic lesions of the distal esophagus, and review the literature.

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