Symptomatic Intrahepatic Heterotopic Pancreas: A Case Report and Brief Review

Introduction Haematoxylin and eosin–stained sections (×40) depicting pancreatic tissues comprising acinar cells and duct element distributed along the bile duct’s wall. Context To the best of our knowledge heterotopic pancreas is rarely found in the liver. Case report The case of a 39-year-old woman with incidentally diagnosed intrahepatic heterotopic pancreas tissue, who underwent surgery to cure intrahepatic stones and recurrent cholangitis, has been reported. A choledochal cyst had been excised 38 years ago when she was an infant. Conclusion In this study, we discuss the pathogenesis hypothesis and present a brief review of the cases reported in this regard. We believe that an embryonic failure resulted in the formation of a choledochal cyst and heterotopic pancreas.


Luiz Eduardo Correia Miranda, Laécio Leitão, Martha Sá, Cláudio M Lacerda

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