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European Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp 1064–1066 | Cite as

Aberrant pancreas in the gallbladder wall

  • A. Kondi-Paphiti
  • A. G. Antoniou
  • T. Kotsis
  • G. Polimeneas
Case report

Abstract

We present three cases of heterotopic pancreas in the gallbladder wall. The patients (all female) presented with abdominal pain. Ultrasonography revealed polypoid tumor with coexistence of lithiasis in two cases. All patients underwent cholecystectomy. Microscopy revealed chronic cholecystitis and cholesteatosis and heterotopic pancreatic tissue. Heterotopic pancreas in the gallbladder wall is a rare heterotopia, with 23 cases reported in the international literature.

Key words: Heterotopic pancreas Gallbladder Ultrasound 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kondi-Paphiti
    • 2
  • A. G. Antoniou
    • 1
  • T. Kotsis
    • 3
  • G. Polimeneas
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, “Areteio” Hospital Athens University, 76 Vas. Sofias Avenue, Gr-115 28 AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, “Areteio” Hospital Athens University, 76 Vas. Sofias Avenue, Gr-115 28 AthensGreece
  3. 3.Second Surgical Unit, “Areteio” Hospital Athens University, 76 Vas. Sofias Avenue, Gr-115 28 AthensGreece

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