Ectopic Pancreas Bleeding in the Jejunum Revealed by Capsule Endoscopy

Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Clinical Endoscopy 09/2012; 45(3):194-7. DOI: 10.5946/ce.2012.45.3.194
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Ectopic pancreas is defined as pancreatic tissue found outside the usual anatomic location. It is often found incidentally at different sites in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The incidence of ectopic pancreatic tissue in autopsy series is 1% to 2%, with 70% of the ectopic lesions found in the stomach, duodenum and jejunum. Although it is usually a silent anomaly, an ectopic pancreas may become clinically evident when complicated by inflammation, bleeding, obstruction or malignant transformation. We report a case of ectopic pancreas located in the jejunum and presenting as an obscure GI bleeding, which was diagnosed by capsule endoscopy.

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