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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


ampulla of Vater cancer  listen  (am-PUH-luh ... VAH-ter KAN-ser)

  Cancer that forms in the ampulla of Vater (an enlargement of the ducts from the liver and pancreas where they join and enter the small intestine). Symptoms include jaundice, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Also called ampullary cancer.