Challenges in the management of Adenocarcinoma of Ampulla of
Ampullary adenocarcinoma is a rare entity during pregnancy. It accounts for 0.5% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. The best treatment modality for resectable tumors with the best reported outcome is surgical resection in the form of pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure). In this case report, we discuss the challenges in the management of ampullary adenocarcinoma in a pregnant patient.

International Journal of Surgery case reports, report a case of 22 years old pregnant women who presented with vague abdominal pain and jaundice at the 28th week of gestation. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) showed a stricture around the ampulla and distal common bile duct (CBD). The CBD was stented and a biopsy was taken. Histopathology revealed: an invasive adenocarcinoma. The patient was managed by elective pancreaticoduodenectomy after induction of vaginal delivery at the 34th week of gestation.

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