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World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jun 14;18(22):2881-4. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i22.2881.

Adenocarcinoma arising from intrahepatic heterotopic pancreas: a case report and literature review.

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Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Provincial Clinical College of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350001, Fujian Province, China.

Abstract

Heterotopic pancreas is mostly found incidentally, and adenocarcinoma arising from heterotopic pancreas appears to be extremely rare. A case of a 46-year-old woman with adenocarcinoma arising from intrahepatic heterotopic pancreas is reported herein. Computed tomography demonstrated a mass located in the bile duct of the left hepatic lobe. Pathological examination revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma arising from intrahepatic heterotopic pancreas with nerve infiltration. This may be the first reported case of adenocarcinoma arising from intrahepatic heterotopic pancreas.

KEYWORDS:

Adenocarcinoma; Biliary tract; Heterotopic pancreas; Liver

PMID:
22719201
PMCID:
PMC3374996
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.v18.i22.2881
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