Ectopic pancreatic tissue in stomach

Ectopic Pancreas is defined as Pancreatic tissue found outside the usual anatomic location of the pancreas. Gastric lesions are discovered in the antrum in 85%-95%, being more common along the greater curvature, showing appearance of submucosal tumour with the involvement of the submucosa and muscularis propria. The Pancreatic ectopic Tissue is usually silent, but it may become clinically evident when complicated by pathologic changes such as inflammation, bleeding, obstruction, and Malignant transformation.

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  • Heterotopic pancreas
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