Ampullary tumor

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 18 Dec 2019

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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Cases and figures

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  • Case 2: ampullary carcinoma
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  • Case 6: ampullary carcinoma
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