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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168-170

A retroperitoneal neuroendocrine tumor in ectopic pancreatic tissue

1 Internal Medicine Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cairo, Egypt
2 Department of Surgery, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
3 Department of Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Cairo, Egypt
4 Department of Cytopathology Unit, National Cancer Institute, Cairo, Egypt
5 Department of Gastroenterology, Assiut University, Cairo, Egypt

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Hussein Hassan Okasha
Internal Medicine Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cairo
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DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.117676

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Ectopic pancreas is the relatively uncommon presence of pancreatic tissue outside the normal location of the pancreas. We report a case of abdominal pain due to retroperitoneal neuroendocrine tumor arising from heterotopic pancreatic tissue between the duodenal wall and the head of the pancreas. Patient underwent surgical enucleation of the tumor.

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