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World J Gastrointest Surg. Apr 27, 2024; 16(4): 1215-1217
Published online Apr 27, 2024. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v16.i4.1215
New frontiers in ectopic pancreatic tissue management
Serghei Covantsev
Serghei Covantsev, Department of Clinical Research and Development, Botkin Hospital, Moscow 125284, Russia
Author contributions: Covantsev S analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Serghei Covantsev, BSc, MD, Doctor, Research Scientist, Staff Physician, Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist, Department of Clinical Research and Development, Botkin Hospital, 2nd Botkin ave, Moscow 125284, Russia. kovantsev.s.d@gmail.com
Received: January 7, 2024
Peer-review started: January 7, 2024
First decision: January 27, 2024
Revised: January 28, 2024
Accepted: March 26, 2024
Article in press: March 26, 2024
Published online: April 27, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: The pancreatic development variations are relatively frequent, however simply overlooked. Pancreatic anomalies are difficult in their diagnosis and treatment, as there is little information about their management. The treatment of this condition has improved due to the development of minimally invasive procedures. Overall, both laparoscopic resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection seem to be methods of choice for the treatment of ectopic pancreatic tissue in the stomach, albeit surgery is better in the case of a large mass located deep in the abdominal cavity.