Unusual Cause of GI Bleed—Ectopic Pancreas

Abstract

Ectopic pancreas is typically asymptomatic anomaly that can present anywhere along the GI tract. It is often found incidentally and may become clinically evident when complicated by inflammation, bleeding, obstruction, or malignant transformation. Here, we present a case of ectopic pancreas who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding.

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Ganesan, S., Gounder, K.D. & Pichaimuthu, A. Unusual Cause of GI Bleed—Ectopic Pancreas. Indian J Surg (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-021-02739-9

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Keywords

  • Ectopic pancreas
  • GI hemorrhage
  • Jejunum