Surgery Today

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 74–77 | Cite as

Ectopic Pancreas of the Gastric Antrum Contiguous to a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Manifesting as Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Report of a Case

  • Zafer Teke
  • Burhan Kabay
  • Canan Kelten
  • Mustafa Yilmaz
  • Ender Duzcan


A 54-year-old woman was referred to us for investigation of recurrent episodes of melena. Gastroduodenal endoscopic examination revealed a hemorrhagic, polypoid tumor, about 3 cm in diameter, in the posterior wall of the gastric antrum, near the greater curvature. The lesion had a smooth surface with ulceration, and was fixed to the sublying planes. The source of the bleeding was the mucosa overlying the tumor. We performed a distal subtotal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y anastomosis. Histopathological examination of the resected specimen revealed an ectopic pancreas and a gastrointestinal stromal tumor contiguous to the ectopic pancreatic tissue in the gastric antrum. The patient was discharged after an uneventful postoperative course and has not experienced any recurrence of symptoms since.

Key words

Ectopic pancreas Gastrointestinal stromal tumor Gastrointestinal bleeding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zafer Teke
    • 1
  • Burhan Kabay
    • 1
  • Canan Kelten
    • 2
  • Mustafa Yilmaz
    • 3
  • Ender Duzcan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryPamukkale UniversityDenizliTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PathologyPamukkale UniversityDenizliTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of MedicinePamukkale UniversityDenizliTurkey

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