Collision tumour of the ampulla of Vater: carcinoid and adenocarcinoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Obstructive jaundice is most commonly due to luminal stones or lesions of the head of the pancreas and more rarely ampullary and primary common bile duct lesions. Obstruction due to lesions of the ampulla of Vater may be due to adenocarcinoma which has a significantly better long term prognosis than carcinomas located in the head of the pancreas. A case is presented where two tumours were identified at the ampulla of Vater of the resected specimen one an adenocarcinoma and the other a carcinoid tumour representing a collision tumour.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Williams, IM; Williams, NW; Stock, D; Foster, ME

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 241 - 244

PubMed ID

  • 9184878

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2423872

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-8569

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1155/1997/46751


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States