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Isolated peripancreatic tuberculous lymphadenopathy: a rare manifestation of abdominal tuberculosis mimicking pancreatic cystic neoplasm

Isolated peripancreatic tuberculous lymphadenopathy: a rare manifestation of abdominal tuberculosis mimicking pancreatic cystic neoplasm

Journal of Digestive Diseases 14(2): 105-108

ISSN/ISBN: 1751-2972

PMID: 23121697

DOI: 10.1111/1751-2980.12011

Peripancreatic lymph node is a rare site for extrapulmonary tuberculosis involvementThe presentation is usually indolent with weight loss, abdominal pain, fever or obstructive jaundice.2-4 Besides, the enlarged lymph node resembles pancreatic parenchyma on ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) due to similar tissue density.5-7 Therefore, it is often misdiagnosed as pancreatic malignancy.8,9 Imaging modality with higher accuracy and tissue proof are mandatory for diagnosis and further management.10,11.

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