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HPB Surgery
Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 69-75
Case Report

Annular Pancreatitis and Gastric Cancer

Department of Surgery, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 ONN, UK

Received 13 December 1991

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


Annular pancreas can present in adult life, usually when inflammation of the pancreatic ring causes duodenal stenosis. Although peptic ulcer is often associated with annular pancreas, an association with gastric carcinoma has not been previously described. Here we report a patient with annular pancreas, chronic alcoholic pancreatitis and gastric carcinoma, who was successfully treated by radical proximal pancreatoduodenectomy.