Acute Ectopic Pancreatitis Mimicking Peptic Ulcer Disease: A Case Report

Jun Hyeok Kim, Jiyoung Hwang, Sung Hwan Bae, Seong Sook Hong, Yoon Mi Jin

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Background: The ectopic pancreas is an anatomically separate pancreatic tissue from normal glands with its own vascular and ductal system; it is most commonly found in the upper gastroin-testinal tract. The ectopic pancreas is usually asymptomatic, but it can present with symptoms associated with complications, including bleeding, inflammation, and neoplasm without abnormalities in the normal pancreas. Case Presentation: We report a 31-year-old female with acute ectopic pancreatitis involving gastric antrum and proximal duodenum mimicking peptic ulcer disease, without pancreatitis in the normal pancreas. Conclusion: Ectopic pancreatitis is a rare condition and can mimic more common diseases depending on the anatomical location.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1000-1002
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Medical Imaging
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 2022

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund. There is no grant number for this fund.

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  • computed tomography
  • duodenum
  • Ectopic pancreas
  • pancreatitis
  • peptic ulcer
  • stomach


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