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Ectopic pancreas

An ectopic pancreas is an anatomical abnormality in which pancreatic tissue has grown outside its normal location and without vascular or other anatomical connections to the pancreas.[1] It is a congenital disease[1] and is also known as heterotopic, accessory, or aberrant pancreas.[2]

Ectopic pancreas
Synonymheterotopic pancreas, accessory pancreas, aberrant pancreas, pancreatic rest, myoepithelial hamartoma
Stomach with pancreatic heterotopia, low mag.2.jpg
Stomach biopsy with pancreatic heterotopia in the submucosa. H&E Stain.


  1. ^ a b Perera, Eranga (26 April 2010). "Ectopic Pancreas". Imaging Science Today. Archived from the original on 25 November 2011.
  2. ^ Kim, Ji Young; et al. (2009). "Ectopic Pancreas: CT Findings with Emphasis on Differentiation from Small Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor and Leiomyoma". Radiology. Radiological Society of North America. 252: 92–100. doi:10.1148/radiol.2521081441. PMID 19561251. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012.

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