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Open Access Commentary

Ectopic pancreatic islets in Splenic hilum and peripancreatic fat

Kirti Gupta* and RK Vasishta

Author Affiliations

Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

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Diagnostic Pathology 2008, 3:3  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-3

Published: 29 January 2008

Abstract

The presence of pancreatic islets alone in the peripancreatic region and splenic hilum is an uncommon occurrence. Herein, we describe their presence in this rare location.