alexa Adenocarcinoma arising in an ectopic mediastinal pancreas.


Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

Author(s): St Romain P, Muehlebach G, Damjanov I, Fan F

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Abstract Pancreatic ectopia in the mediastinum is rare, and there are no reports that it has ever given rise to malignancy. Here we report a case of adenocarcinoma arising in ectopic pancreatic tissue in the mediastinum of a 66-year-old woman. The tumor arose in a partially cystic and partially solid ectopic pancreas containing both exocrine and endocrine components. Thorough clinical examination and clinical follow-up did not reveal other primary sites. The tumor was partially resected but metastasized to the anterior sternum 6 months later and was re-excised. No other similar cases of primary mediastinal pancreatic adenocarcinoma are on record in medical literature. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in Ann Diagn Pathol and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

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