Peripancreatic tuberculous lymphadenitis mimicking pancreatic cancer

ÖZHAN OKTAR S., ŞARE M., Karaosmanoǧlu D., Köktener A., ARAÇ M.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.15, no.3, pp.115-118, 2004 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-118
  • Keywords: CT, Pancreatic Cancer, Tuberculosis
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Isolated involvement of peripancreatic lymph nodes is a very rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report the computed tomography (CT) findings of tuberculous lymphadenitis presenting as a pancreatic mass causing biliary obstruction. Although very rare, tuberculosis lymphadenitis should be considered in young adults presenting with biliary obstructive symptoms, especially in endemic parts of the world.