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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. vol.25 no.6 Rio de Janeiro Nov./Dec. 1998 



Adenoma viloso da ampola de Vater


Ampolla of Vater's benign villous adenoma



Julio Cesar Wiederkehr, TCBC-PRI; Julio Cezar Uili Coelho, TCBC-PRII; Marcos Fabiano SigwaltIII; Aissar Eduardo NassifIV

IProfessor Adjunto da Disciplina de Cirurgia do Aparelho Digestivo - UFPR
IIProfessor Titular da Disciplina de Cirurgia do Aparelho Digestivo - UFPR
IIIMédico Residente em Cirurgia do Aparelho Digestivo do Hospital de Clínicas da UFPR
IVAcadêmico do 6º ano da Faculdade de Medicina da UFPR

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The aim of this paper is to present a case of a 37-year-old female patient with a benign tumor of the Ampulla of Vater and a brief review of the literature. The patient presented with progressive obstructive jaundice and weigth loss due to the presence of two adenomas of the second portion of duodenum. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of obstruction of the biliary tree. Ultrasound and CT scan of the abdomen revealed bile duct dilatation. ERCP showed a tumor at the site of the Ampulla of Vater. The biopsies revealed tubular adenoma. She was submitted to local resection of the tumors and sphincteroplasty, since the frozen biopsy at the time of surgery showed no malignancy. During the post-operative follow-up she presented recurrence of symptoms. An upper GI endoscopy revealed a tumor at the Ampulla of Vater. She was then submitted to Whipple procedure with an uneventful recovery.

Key words: Ampulla of Vater; Adenoma; Duodenum neoplasm.



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Endereço para correspondência:
Dr. Julio C. Wiederkehr
Travessa Rafael F. Greca, 120/601
80620-150 - Curitiba-PR

Recebido em 8/6/98
Aceito para publicação em 5/10/98



Trabalho realizado na Disciplina de Cirurgia do Aparelho Digestivo do Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR.

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