Table of Contents
HPB Surgery
Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 191-193
Case Report

Adenoma of the Ampulla of Vater: A Genetic Condition?

1Service of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
2Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
3Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, MDC Box 16, Tampa 33612, Florida, USA

Received 15 December 1997

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The etiology of adenoma of the ampulla of Vater is not well understood. Previous authors reported the association of this neoplasm with polycystic kidney disease of two fraternal sisters. They concluded that these two conditions were somehow related. We describe a case of ampullary adenoma associated with polycystic kidney disease. This presentation raises again the question of a possible link between these two diseases.