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Arch Iran Med. 2020;23(11): 761-763.
doi: 10.34172/aim.2020.100
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Case Report

Ectopic Pancreas Tissue in the Gallbladder: An Incidental Mass in Laparoscopy

Hüseyin Özden 1* ORCID logo, Muhammed Gömeç 2, Olcay Kurtulan 3

1 Ahi Evran University Faculty of Medicine Department of General Surgery, Kırşehir, Turkey
2 Merzifon Karamustafa Paşa State Hospital Department of General Surgery, Amasya, Turkey
3 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Hüseyin Özden, MD; Ahi Evran University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Kırşehir, Turkey. Tel: +905070117130; E-mail: huseyinozden@ahievran.edu.tr

Abstract

Ectopic pancreatic tissue (EPT) is a congenital pancreatic tissue located in a location other than the normal anatomical site of the pancreas. It is usually asymptomatic and can be detected during surgical procedures or postoperatively in pathology examinations. The importance of EPT is the possibility of malignant transformation, although rare. It can mimic malignant masses. Since preoperative diagnosis is often unlikely, resection is the preferred method. We report a case with gallstones who underwent elective cholecystectomy. EPT was detected in the gallbladder.
Keywords: Ectopic pancreatic tissue, Gallbladder, Incidental mass
Cite this article as: Özden H, Gömeç M, Kurtulan O. Ectopic pancreas tissue in the gallbladder: an incidental mass in laparoscopy. Arch Iran Med. 2020;23(11):761–763. doi: 10.34172/aim.2020.100.
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Submitted: 03 Oct 2019
Accepted: 06 Sep 2020
ePublished: 01 Nov 2020
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