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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 202-205

Pancreatic tuberculosis mimicking malignancy in an immunocompetent individual

1 Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, India
3 Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India
4 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India

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DOI: 10.15380/2277-5706.JCSR.13.058

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Tuberculosis of pancreas in an immunocompetent individual is rare even in endemic regions. We report here one such case where in a 53-year-old man presented with jaundice, weight loss and cervical lymphadenopathy. Base line liver functions were deranged. Imaging studies of abdomen and chest revealed a pancreatic mass and miliary filtrates. Fine needle aspiration cytology of cervical lymph nodes was suggestive of tuberculosis. In view of deranged baseline liver functions the patient was started on a modified daily self-supervised antituberculosis treatment and oral corticosteroid treatment made an uneventful recovery with complete resolution of mass lesion

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