Heterotopic Pancreas in Gall Bladder (Case Report)
Ahmet Kocakuşak*, Soykan Arıkan*, R. NilgÃ¼n Demirbağ**, Ãzlem Ton**, Ahmet Tarlacı**, OrÃ§un ŞentÃ¼rk*.
The presence of pancreatic tissue outside the limits of the main pancreatic gland is termed as
heterotopic pancreas. Due to their origin and spread, these lesions form an intramural mass with relatively
late mucosal invasions. Therefore their diagnosis is difficult to be proven by endoscopic biopsy and
radiological measures. In this report, we present a case of heterotopic pancreas located in the gall bladder which
was treated by cholecystectomy in our general surgery clinic with the aim to remind that any suspicious mass
could include heterotopic pancreas and its possible complications should be considered in differential
Key Words: Heterotopic pancreas, Gall bladder, Complication.