Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Sep 26, 2021; 9(27): 8147-8156
Published online Sep 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i27.8147
Asymptomatic gastric adenomyoma and heterotopic pancreas in a patient with pancreatic cancer: A case report and review of the literature
Kun Li, Yan Xu, Nan-Bin Liu, Bao-Min Shi
Kun Li, Yan Xu, Nan-Bin Liu, Bao-Min Shi, Department of General Surgery, Tongji Hospital of Tongji University, Shanghai 200065, China
Author contributions: Shi BM contributed to the conception and design of the study and performed the operation on the patient; Li K collected the data, performed the data analysis, and wrote the initial draft of the manuscript; Yan X and Liu NB participated in the clinical management and follow-up of the patient and analyzed and interpretated the data; all authors contributed to drafting and revising the manuscript and approved the submitted version.
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Corresponding author: Bao-Min Shi, MD, Professor, Department of General Surgery, Tongji Hospital of Tongji University, No. 389 Xincun Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200065, China.
Received: April 8, 2021
Peer-review started: April 8, 2021
First decision: May 11, 2021
Revised: May 24, 2021
Accepted: July 23, 2021
Article in press: July 23, 2021
Published online: September 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Gastric adenomyoma (GA) is a rare gastric submucosal disease that is even rarer when combined with heterotopic pancreas (HP) or pancreatic cancer (PC). HP and GA may have the same origin. This is the first case report of the simultaneous occurrence of GA, HP, and PC. In addition, 24 patients with HP and GA were investigated to identify variations among the cases and clarify the importance of surgical resection. GA can mimic other benign or malignant gastrointestinal diseases; thus, a definitive diagnosis depends on postoperative paraffin biopsy. Surgery is a vital procedure to cure GA and HP in cases of malignant transformation.