Isolated Pancreatic Tuberculosis Mimicking Focal Pancreatitis and Causing Segmental Portal Hypertension

Context Isolated pancreatic tuberculosis is a common mimicker of pancreatic malignancy and a common presentation is abdominal pain. However, segmental portal hypertension is very uncommon. Case report A case of isolated pancreatic tuberculosis mimicking focal pancreatitis and causing segmental portal hypertension is presented. Conclusion A histological or microbiological diagnosis of the presence of pancreatic masses is necessary to detect potentially treatable diseases, such as tuberculosis, in endemic countries like India.


Chalapathi Rao, Surinder S Rana, Kartar Singh, Deepak K Bhasin

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