DANIEL B. FAUST, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES S. MUDGETT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Klob first reported the aberrant pancreas in 1859. Since then pancreatic tissue has been frequently found in various organs of the abdominal cavity. Defective embryological development is probably responsible for small masses of pancreatic cells being pulled off from the main organ in the developmental process. These small masses may be found in almost any part of the gastrointestinal tract and are located usually between the mucous and serous layers. The histology of aberrant pancreatic tissue is not different from that of the main organ.
There is also evidence in the literature that these aberrant masses are at times the
FAUST DB, MUDGETT CS. ABERRANT PANCREAS, WITH REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:717–728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-4-717
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(4):717-728.
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