Ectopic (heterotopic) pancreas in the mesentery of the jejunum: Imaging findings
Nihal Uslu
Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.
DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2013.24075   PDF   HTML   XML   3,788 Downloads   5,473 Views   Citations


Ectopic pancreatic tissue in the mesentery of the jejunum is an entity that is seen very rarely. Most patients are asymptomatic and usually this is an incidental ?nding at autopsy or laparotomy. Most of the cases are clinically silent, but symptoms either might be due to the localization of the ectopic tissue or due to the complications including obstruction or bleeding. Surgery is not indicated unless complications occur, so diagnosis is very important for prevention of unnecessary surgery. Here, we present a case that had ectopic pancreatic tissue in the mesentery of the jejunum. We show the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of this patient.

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Uslu, N. (2013) Ectopic (heterotopic) pancreas in the mesentery of the jejunum: Imaging findings. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 277-280. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.24075.

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