Cystic Dystrophy of Heterotopic Pancreas in Duodenal Wall

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2013,2,1,38-41.
Published:January 2013
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Gandhi Minesh B, Panjvani Sahil I, Shah Cherry K, Shah Nailesh R

SMT. NHL Municipal Medical College, Department of Pathology, Ahmedabad-Gujarat-India


Cystic dystrophy in heterotopic pancreas is a rare, poorly understood benign disease of gastric and duodenal wall, which was described for the first time by the French authors in 1970, who reported the presence of focal pancreatic disease localized in an area comprising the C-loop of duodenum & the head of pancreas. We report a case of 33 years old male patient with complaint of recurrent abdominal pain with the probable diagnosis of groove pancreatitis on the clinoradiological findings. Whipple surgery was done. Diagnosis of cystic dystrophy in heterotopic pancreas in duodenal wall with chronic pancreatitis was given histopathologically.