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Clin Endosc. 2012 September;45(3):194-197.
Published online 2012 February 03     doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5946/ce.2012.45.3.194
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Ectopic Pancreas Bleeding in the Jejunum Revealed by Capsule Endoscopy
Mi-Jeong Lee1, Jae Hyuck Chang1*, Il Ho Maeng1, Jin Young Park1, Yun Sun Im1, Tae Ho Kim1, Sok-Won Han1, Do Sang Lee2
Departments of 1Internal Medicine and 2Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jae Hyuck Chang , Tel: +82-32-340-2227 , Fax: +82-32-340-2255 , Email: wwjjaang@catholic.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
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.
Keywords: Capsule endoscopy; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Ectopic pancreas
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