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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2014, Article ID 614347, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/614347
Case Report

Multimodality Imaging Evaluation of an Uncommon Entity: Esophageal Heterotopic Pancreas

1Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Naval Medical Center, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134, USA
2Department of General Surgery, Naval Medical Center, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134, USA
3Department of Pathology, Naval Medical Center, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134, USA
4Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Naval Medical Center, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134, USA

Received 1 November 2013; Accepted 3 February 2014; Published 11 March 2014

Academic Editors: G. Engin, C. Preul, and Y. Tsushima

Copyright © 2014 Takman Mack et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A 25-year-old male was referred to the Radiology Department with new onset of right upper quadrant and epigastric abdominal pain. He had no past medical or surgical history. Physical exam was unremarkable. The patient underwent computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopic upper gastrointestinal (GI) evaluation, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and positron emission tomography (PET) evaluation, revealing the presence of a heterogeneous esophageal mass. In light of imaging findings and clinical workup, the patient was ultimately referred for thorascopic surgery. Surgical findings and histology confirmed the diagnosis of esophageal heterotopic pancreas.