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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71-72

Heterotopic pancreas in the jejunum: A case report and literature review


1 Departments of Pathology, Benghazi Medical Center, Benghazi, Libya
2 Departments of Medicine, Benghazi Medical Center, Benghazi, Libya

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Dr. Sami A Lawgaly
Department of Medicine, Benghazi Medical Center, Benghazi
Libya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/LJMS.LJMS_70_18

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Ectopic pancreas is the presence of the pancreatic tissue outside its typical location; it is an uncommon developmental anomaly. It may occur at different sites in the gastrointestinal tract with the stomach being the most common site. Usually, it is a silent anomaly, but it may become symptomatic when complicated by inflammation, bleeding, obstruction, or malignant transformation. In this report, a 42-year-old male case of refractory immune thrombocytopenia was admitted for elective open splenectomy. During the operation, an incidental rounded mass lesion arising from the jejunum was resected, and the diagnosis of ectopic pancreas was made after the histopathology result. Despite being a rare condition, ectopic pancreas should remain in the differential diagnosis of any jejunal mass lesion.


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