Ectopic pancreatic islets in Splenic hilum and peripancreatic fat
© Gupta and Vasishta; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008
Received: 11 January 2008
Accepted: 29 January 2008
Published: 29 January 2008
The presence of pancreatic islets alone in the peripancreatic region and splenic hilum is an uncommon occurrence. Herein, we describe their presence in this rare location.
Rare case reports of pancreatitis occurring in the ectopic pancreatic tissue in the mesentry of the small intestine of a child have been described in the literature . Ectopic islets sometimes may be symptomatic on account of production and secretion of insulin. Asymptomatic occurrence of islets is also common, however presence of islets alone without the accompanying ductal system in splenic hilum has not been previously described to the best of our knowledge. The pathologists must be aware of this rare site for correct interpretation and diagnosis.
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