Nigerian Journal of Surgery

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Ectopic pancreas causing partial gastric outlet obstruction: a case report and review of literature

Abdurrahaman Abba Sheshe, Ibrahim Yusuf


Ectopic pancreas is a rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction, perhaps rarer still among Africans. Although the entity is known, the diagnostic challenges are enormous, especially in the poor‑resource environment. Gastric outlet obstruction resulting from ectopic pancreas in an adult is the first of its kind in our center; we, therefore, present this case to describe the challenges faced with diagnosis, treatment, and the lesson learned. Ectopic pancreas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of gastric outlet obstruction.

Keywords: Ectopic, gastric, obstruction, outlet, pancreas
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