Periampullary tumours

Periampullary tumours are those that arise within 2 cm of the ampulla of Vater in the duodenum.

Tumours that fall under this group include four main types of tumours 1,4 that will be approached in their specific articles:

Although patients with periampullary tumours have similar symptoms at presentation, they exhibit different clinical outcomes according to the origin of these tumours.

Radiographic features

Their origins are difficult and often impossible to discern based on clinical settings and on preoperative imaging. The presence of a bulging papilla sign may suggest the diagnosis.

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rID: 17604
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Periampullary tumors
  • Periampullary tumour
  • Periampullary tumor
  • Peri-ampullary tumours

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