Tumors of the Papilla of Vater: An Overview of Clinicopathology

Koji Yamaguchi, Shuji Shimizu, Shuji Saeki, Kazunori Yokohata, Kazuo Chijiiwa

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The resectability of ampullary carcinoma is higher than that of carcinoma of the head of the pancreas and distal bile duct and the clinical outcome of ampullary carcinoma is more favorable. In the present review, anatomy of the papilla of Vater, and clinicopathology of ampullary adenoma and carcinoma were overviewed. Early ampullary carcinoma and non-icteric ampullary carcinoma were also discussed referring to the problems about endoscopic biopsy of ampullary tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-141
Number of pages2
JournalStomach and Intestine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


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