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February 16, 2009

Duodenal Diverticulum: Case Report of a Perforated Extraluminal Diverticulum Containing Ectopic Pancreatic Tissue

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Arch Surg. 2009;144(2):188-190. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2008.532

Ectopic pancreatic tissue within a duodenal diverticulum has not been previously described in the English-language literature, to our knowledge. We report a case of a 52-year-old woman who presented with a perforated duodenal diverticulum after upper endoscopy. Operative resection and repair of the perforated diverticulum was performed, and, on microscopic examination, ectopic pancreatic tissue was found within the diverticulum.