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Simultaneous acute inflammation in entopic and ectopic pancreas.
  1. E W Benbow
  1. Department of Pathology, University of Manchester.


    The necropsy findings in an elderly woman, who had been treated with methyldopa and who had died during treatment for accidental hypothermia, showed acute periductal inflammation of obviously similar duration in an entopic pancreas in the wall of the jejunum and in the ectopic pancreas. This supports the hypothesis that attempted drug detoxification by pancreatic tissue can cause pancreatitis.

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