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Saudi J Med Med Sci. 2016 Sep-Dec;4(3):225-228. doi: 10.4103/1658-631X.188261. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Pancreatic Rest - An Unusual Cause of Dyspepsia: A Case Report with Literature Review.

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Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taif University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Gastroenterology, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Surgery, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Medicine, King Abdul Aziz Specialist Hospital Taif, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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Ectopic pancreatic tissue, also known as a pancreatic rest, is an uncommon congenital anomaly defined as extrapancreatic tissue located far from the pancreas and without any connection via vascular or anatomical means. The pancreatic rests are usually asymptomatic, but a variety of clinical symptoms have been described in the literature. This report describes the clinical scenario of severe dyspeptic symptoms of eight weeks duration in a young female. She underwent upper gastroscopic examination, which revealed a nodular lesion in the antral portion of the stomach. After partial gastrectomy and proton pump inhibitors of 1-month duration her symptoms improved. The histological specimen revealed the presence of pancreatic rest and no evidence of malignancy was noted. The patient is symptom-free and has been followed up in our clinic for the last 18 months.


Dyspepsia; pain abdomen; pancreatic rest

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