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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 839730, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/839730
Case Report

Adult Pancreatic Hemangioma: Case Report and Literature Review

1Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
2Johns Hopkins Medical School, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
3Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
4Department of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
5The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
6Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

Received 5 October 2008; Accepted 9 February 2009

Academic Editor: Andrew Thillainayagam

Copyright © 2009 Gerhard S. Mundinger 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

We report an adult pancreatic hemangioma diagnosed on pathological specimen review following pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy for a symptomatic cystic mass in the head of the pancreas. Eight cases of adult pancreatic hemangioma have been reported in literature since 1939. Presenting symptoms, radiographic diagnosis, pathologic characteristics, and treatment of adult pancreatic hemagiomas are discussed following review of all published cases.