Gastric neuroendocrine tumor arising from heterotopic pancreas

Takehiro Tanaka, Rika Omote, Noriko Okazaki, Hiroyuki Yanai, Tadashi Yoshino

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Abstract

There are few English reports on secondary tumors from heterotopic pancreas. Here, we describe a case of gastric neuroendocrine tumor (NET) arising from heterotopic pancreas. A 72-year-old woman underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy as part of a general health check-up. An endoscopic examination revealed a submucosal tumor on the greater curvature of the gastric body. Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery was performed. Histological diagnosis concluded that it was a Grade 1 NET arising from heterotopic pancreas. We report this extremely rare case of a NET presenting as a submucosal tumor, considered to have originated from heterotopic pancreatic tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Dec 7 2017

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Keywords

  • Heterotopic pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine tumor
  • Stomach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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