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Radiologia Brasileira

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Abstract

FARIA, Henrique Pereira et al. Pancreatic tuberculosis: a case report and literature review. Radiol Bras [online]. 2007, vol.40, n.2, pp.143-145. ISSN 0100-3984.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842007000200015.

The pancreas is rarely affected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections, probably because of the presence of pancreatic enzymes, and only few cases are reported. The differential diagnosis with pancreatic carcinoma represents a challenge because of clinical and radiological similarities. We report the case of a 39-year-old male patient presenting weight loss, nausea and vomiting. Radiological workup with abdominal computed tomography has demonstrated lesions in the pancreatic tail and spleen. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological analysis following laparotomy.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Pancreas; Computed tomography.

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