Ampullary tumor

Last revised by Mostafa Elfeky on 27 Jan 2023

The term ampullary tumor generally refers to either benign or malignant neoplasms that arise from the glandular epithelium of the ampulla of Vater, including 1:

According to some authors, ampullary tumors are considered part of periampullary tumors 4.

In general, ampullary tumors tend to show a better prognosis than do their biliary or periampullary counterparts as they can be detected at an earlier stage owing to earlier presentation due to biliary obstruction 3.

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