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November 1970

Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa in the Common Bile Duct

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery (Drs. Welling and Krause) and pathology (Dr. Alamin), St. George Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Welling is now at Boston City Hospital, Boston.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(5):626-627. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340290082019

An unusual location of heterotopic gastric mucosa causing partial obstruction of the common bile duct is recorded. Frozen section led to a mistaken diagnosis of adenocarcinoma. The common bile duct was resected and a choledochoduodenostomy performed. The precise relationship between this form of heterotopia and gallbladder adenomyoma has not been determined. In this case both lesions coexisted.