NCI Definition: An invasive carcinoma with glandular differentiation arising from the ampulla of Vater. Signs and symptoms include jaundice, abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. [1]

Ampulla of vater adenocarcinomas most frequently harbor alterations in KRAS, TP53, CDKN2A, SMAD4, and APC [2].

Most Commonly Altered Genes in Ampulla of Vater Adenocarcinoma

KRAS Mutation, KRAS Exon 2 Mutation, KRAS Codon 12 Missense, TP53 Mutation, and TP53 c.217-c.1178 Missense are the most common alterations in ampulla of vater adenocarcinoma [2].

Top Alterations in Ampulla of Vater Adenocarcinoma

Disease Details

Adenocarcinoma of Ampulla of Vater, Ampullary Adenocarcinoma, Invasive Adenocarcinoma of the Ampullary Region
Ampulla of Vater Carcinoma
Ampulla of Vater Mucinous Adenocarcinoma, Ampulla of Vater Pancreatobiliary Type Adenocarcinoma, Ampulla of Vater Intestinal Type Adenocarcinoma, Ampulla of Vater Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma, and Ampulla of Vater Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma


1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

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