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Pancreatic and peripancreatic tuberculosis mimicking malignancy

Pancreatic and peripancreatic tuberculosis mimicking malignancy

Jop: Journal of the Pancreas 8(2): 201-205

ISSN/ISBN: 1590-8577

PMID: 17356244

There are a variety of differential diagnoses for an abnormal mass arising from the pancreas of which isolated pancreatic or peripancreatic tuberculosis is an extremely rare diagnosis with a variety of elusive presentations. We report such a case which masqueraded as malignancy in 43-year-old man presenting with jaundice, weight loss and new onset diabetes. Tuberculosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis to an obscure pancreatic mass which may result in local complications amenable to surgery.

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