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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Pancreatic Tuberculosis Mimicking Malignancy Diagnosed with Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration


Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Ali A Siddiqui
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.117715

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A female presented to the physician with a history of right upper quadrant pain. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan dem­onstrated a multi-loculated solid lesion in the head of the pancreas concerning for a primary malignancy. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of the lesion was performed and cytology revealed no evidence of malignancy. The acid-fast bacilli culture was found to be positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and pancreatic tuberculosis was diagnosed.


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