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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer periampollar

Periampullary cancer (PAYR-ee-AM-puh-LAYR-ee KAN-ser)
A cancer that forms near the ampulla of Vater (an enlargement of the ducts from the liver and pancreas where they join and enter the small intestine).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.