ampulla of Vater


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ampulla of Vater

[am′pu̇l·ə əv ′fät·ər]
(anatomy)
Dilation at the junction of the bile and pancreatic ducts and the duodenum in humans. Also known as papilla of Vater.
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Surgical treatment such as pancreatico-duodenectomy could be an option for isolated metastatic lesions to the ampulla of Vater in select symptomatic patients with good performance status and no other sites of metastatic disease.
TUMORAL INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASM OF THE GALLBLADDER AND AMPULLA OF VATER
Primary adenosquamous carcinoma of ampulla of Vater - A rare case report.
Stones in the ampulla of Vater were correctly diagnosed in 1 of the 3 affected patients, and excluded in 35 of the 41 patients.
When that step is completed, the balloon is moved down approximately 2 cm and the process repeated until the full 10 cm of the duodenal length from the ampulla of Vater to the ligament of Treitz is ablated.
Ca head of pancreas was seen in 4 patients, distal Cholangiocarcinoma in 2 patients and Carcinoma of Ampulla of Vater in 4 patients on histopathological examination of the resected specimen.
Keywords: Ampulla of vater, Extrahepatic biliary obstruction, Carcinoid tumour, Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Endoscopic ultrasound.
Following resuscitation and stabilization, he underwent urgent upper GI endoscopy which revealed fresh bleeding from the ampulla of Vater.
Specific indications that have been proposed for pancreaticoduodenectomy for trauma are: (i) extensive devitalisation of the head of the pancreas and duodenum so that reconstruction is not possible, (ii) ductal disruption of the pancreatic head in association with injuries to the duodenum and distal common bile duct, (iii) injury to the ampulla of Vater, with disruption of the main pancreatic duct from the duodenum, (iv) uncontrollable bleeding from vessels in the head of the pancreas, and (v) inaccessible exsanguinating retropancreatic portal or superior mesenteric vein injury.
Acute pancreatitis was present in 4% and 19% of patients with pancreatic and ampulla of Vater tumors, respectively.
The dorsal pancreatic duct becomes the major pancreatic duct, emptying into the duodenum via the ampulla of Vater.
Gagner, professor of surgery and chief of bariatric surgery at Cornell University, New York, and his associates were also the first to publish results of an approach using the placement of endoluminal duodenojejunal tube or plastic sleeve to the first part of the duodenum proximal to the ampulla of Vater in pigs as a weight-loss strategy (Obes.