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The first report of a carcinoid tumour of the ampulla of Vater causing acute pancreatitis is presented. The pancreatitis resulted from ampullary obstruction and diversion of the bile through the pancreas. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography established the correct diagnosis, making this the first occasion in which a carcinoid tumour of the ampulla of Vater has been correctly diagnosed before surgery.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Gut

Publication Date

10/1987

Volume

28

Pages

1296 - 1297

Keywords

Ampulla of Vater, Carcinoid Tumor, Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde, Common Bile Duct Neoplasms, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Pancreatitis