Cyst of the gastric wall arising from heterotopic pancreas: report of a case

Stefano Cecchini, Federico Marchesi, Pietro Caruana, Francesco Tartamella, Maria teresa Mita, Francesco Rubichi, Luigi Roncoroni


Heterotopia of pancreatic tissue is a common developmental anomaly, affecting predominantly the gastrointestinal tract. The case of a symptomatic cyst arising from the posterior gastric wall in a 40-year-old man is presented, undergoing laparoscopic gastric wedge resection. Pathology report described a cyst of the gastric wall lined by ductal pancreatic epithelium. 


pancreatic heterotopia, gastric cyst, laparoscopy, gastrectomy, wedge, resection

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ISSN: 2531-6745