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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 251-253

Ectopic pancreas in the ileum and rectal prolapse: A rare case and review of the literature

1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Surgery, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

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Gopalakrishnan Ravikumar
No. 54, Shanthi Nagar, Thanjavur - 613 006, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.129581

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Ectopic pancreas in the ileum is a rare entity. Herein, we present a 45-year-old male admitted with complete rectal prolapse. Clinical evaluation of the patient did not reveal any predisposing factor. During abdominal rectopexy a nodule in the ileum was found which was excised and histologically reported as an ectopic pancreas. The simultaneous occurrence of rectal prolapse and ectopic pancreas in the ileum has not been reported in the literature. We present this case for its rarity and to inform that a thorough examination of the abdomen should be done to detect such incidental pathology.

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