North American Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 520--523

Autoimmune pancreatitis mimicking pancreatic cancer


Mohamed Hammami1, Faouzi Noomen1, Omar Toumi1, Olfa Harzallah2, Ammar Mahmoudi1, Wassim Kallel1, Khadija Zouari1, Abdelaziz Hamdi1 
1 Department of General Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Monastir 5000, Tunisia
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Monastir 5000, Tunisia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Hammami
Department of General Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Monastir 5000
Tunisia

Context: Autoimmune pancreatitis is a particular type of pancreatitis of presumed autoimmune etiology, it is an entity distinct from all others forms of chronic pancreatitis, characterized by clinical, histopathological, radiographic, serologic and therapeutic features. This benign disease resembles pancreatic carcinoma both clinically and radiographically. Case Report: A 27-year-old man presented with obstructive jaundice and evocative image of pancreatic tumor. A pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple operation) was performed and pathological examination of the specimen diagnosed AIP. Patient responded well to a course of corticosteroids with resolution of clinical and biological disorders. Conclusion: Accurate and timely diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis is particularly important because steroid therapy is effective and pancreatic resection is not necessary.


How to cite this article:
Hammami M, Noomen F, Toumi O, Harzallah O, Mahmoudi A, Kallel W, Zouari K, Hamdi A. Autoimmune pancreatitis mimicking pancreatic cancer.North Am J Med Sci 2011;3:520-523


How to cite this URL:
Hammami M, Noomen F, Toumi O, Harzallah O, Mahmoudi A, Kallel W, Zouari K, Hamdi A. Autoimmune pancreatitis mimicking pancreatic cancer. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Apr 10 ];3:520-523
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