Ampullary tumour

The term ampullary tumour 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 tumours are considered part of periampullary tumours 4.

Treatment and prognosis

In general, ampullary tumours 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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rID: 17591
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ampullary tumours
  • Ampullary tumors
  • Ampullary tumor
  • Ampulla of Vater tumour
  • Ampulla of Vater tumours
  • Ampulla of Vater tumor
  • Ampulla of Vater tumors

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