Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 415–418 | Cite as

Pancreatic heterotopia in a neonatal abdominopelvic cyst

  • Noah M. Seymore
  • Bachir Zoghbi
  • Cirilo Sotelo-Avila
  • Shannon G. FarmakisEmail author
Case Report


Pancreatic heterotopia is a rare congenital anomaly more commonly incidentally found in adults. While intra-abdominal cysts found on prenatal imaging are not uncommon, we examine a case of pancreatic heterotopia presenting in an abdominopelvic cyst on prenatal imaging. At birth, the neonate was found to have hypoglycemia unresponsive to treatment that resolved after cyst resection. We will review the etiology, imaging findings and clinical course of this anomaly, which should be considered in the differential diagnosis of newborns presenting with unexplained hypoglycemia.


Abdomen Cyst Ectopic pancreas Neonate Pancreatic heterotopia Ultrasound 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s HospitalSt. Louis University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s HospitalSt. Louis University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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