2. Ampullary or Periampullary?

True ampullary cancer starts in the ampulla of Vater, but other cancers can form in the organs surrounding it. Periampullary cancers form in the intestines, bile ducts, and pancreas, close to the ampullary of Vater. Doctors can have difficulty differentiating between ampullary and periampullary cancer without surgery. Luckily, treatments for both types of cancer are similar; some doctors use the terms interchangeably.

what is Ampullary cancer Raycat / Getty Images

More on Facty Health


This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.