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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Pancreatic Mass: Remember Tuberculosis

Atul Jain, Nabal K Mishra, Prabhu Nath, Subhajeet Dey, Tanweer Karim

Keywords : Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Pancreatic mass, Pancreatic tuberculosis

Citation Information : Jain A, Mishra NK, Nath P, Dey S, Karim T. Pancreatic Mass: Remember Tuberculosis. World J Endoc Surg 2019; 11 (3):80-81.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1268

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pancreatic tuberculosis is a rare disease. Patients with pancreatic tuberculosis often present with nonspecific symptoms, such as low-grade fever, weight loss, and abdominal pain, and with or without a history of tuberculosis or pancreatic disease. It can be misdiagnosed on account of low index of suspicion due to its rarity, and its presenting symptoms are shared by other common pancreatic conditions such as pancreatic malignancy. This could result in unnecessary surgery. As this is a treatable disease which does not require surgery, it is imperative to diagnose this condition preoperatively. We report this patient of pancreatic mass presenting as locally advanced pancreatic malignancy, subsequently diagnosed to be pancreatic tuberculosis and successfully managed with antitubercular medications.


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