Retroperitoneal ectopic pancreas: Imaging findings

L. H. Lin, Sheung Fat Ko, C. C. Huang, S. H. Ng, J. W. Lin, S. M. Sheen-Chen

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Abstract

Ectopic pancreas is relatively uncommon and usually occurs in the stomach or duodenum. Retroperitoneal ectopic pancreas has not previously been documented. We report the case of a 48-year-old man with retroperitoneal ectopic pancreas that imitated bilateral adrenal tumours on ultrasound and MRI. Subsequent CT-guided biopsies confirmed an ectopic pancreas. The lesions remained stable during follow-up for 7 years. In retrospect, the similarity in signal intensities and enhancement pattern between the retroperitoneal masses and the pancreas may have been a clue to the diagnosis of this rare entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e253-e255
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume82
Issue number984
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Pancreas
Glandular and Epithelial Neoplasms
Duodenum
Stomach
Biopsy

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Lin, L. H., Ko, S. F., Huang, C. C., Ng, S. H., Lin, J. W., & Sheen-Chen, S. M. (2009). Retroperitoneal ectopic pancreas: Imaging findings. British Journal of Radiology, 82(984), e253-e255. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr/27696141

Retroperitoneal ectopic pancreas : Imaging findings. / Lin, L. H.; Ko, Sheung Fat; Huang, C. C.; Ng, S. H.; Lin, J. W.; Sheen-Chen, S. M.

In: British Journal of Radiology, Vol. 82, No. 984, 01.12.2009, p. e253-e255.

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Lin, LH, Ko, SF, Huang, CC, Ng, SH, Lin, JW & Sheen-Chen, SM 2009, 'Retroperitoneal ectopic pancreas: Imaging findings', British Journal of Radiology, vol. 82, no. 984, pp. e253-e255. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr/27696141
Lin, L. H. ; Ko, Sheung Fat ; Huang, C. C. ; Ng, S. H. ; Lin, J. W. ; Sheen-Chen, S. M. / Retroperitoneal ectopic pancreas : Imaging findings. In: British Journal of Radiology. 2009 ; Vol. 82, No. 984. pp. e253-e255.
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