Pancreatic tuberculosis

G. Brusko, W. Scott Melvin, J. J. Fromkes, E. C. Ellison

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Abstract

Pancreatic tuberculosis is a rare clinical entity. It most often is associated with miliary tuberculosis or occurs in the immunocompromised patient and is extremely uncommon in nonendemic geographic regions. Described is a case of isolated infection of the pancreas by Mycobacterium tuberculosis occurring in an otherwise healthy individual from North America who presented with recurrent hyperamylasemia and fevers. Computerized tomography revealed a multiloculated lesion in the head of the pancreas. Intraoperative biopsies demonstrated granulomas. The diagnosis was confirmed by positive cultures. Triple drug therapy was effective in alleviating symptoms, and a follow up CT revealed a normal pancreas. One year following operation the patient remains well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume61
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Pancreas
Tuberculosis
Hyperamylasemia
Miliary Tuberculosis
Immunocompromised Host
North America
Granuloma
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Fever
Tomography
Biopsy
Drug Therapy
Infection

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  • Surgery

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Brusko, G., Melvin, W. S., Fromkes, J. J., & Ellison, E. C. (1995). Pancreatic tuberculosis. American Surgeon, 61(6), 513-515.

Pancreatic tuberculosis. / Brusko, G.; Melvin, W. Scott; Fromkes, J. J.; Ellison, E. C.

In: American Surgeon, Vol. 61, No. 6, 1995, p. 513-515.

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Brusko, G, Melvin, WS, Fromkes, JJ & Ellison, EC 1995, 'Pancreatic tuberculosis', American Surgeon, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 513-515.
Brusko G, Melvin WS, Fromkes JJ, Ellison EC. Pancreatic tuberculosis. American Surgeon. 1995;61(6):513-515.
Brusko, G. ; Melvin, W. Scott ; Fromkes, J. J. ; Ellison, E. C. / Pancreatic tuberculosis. In: American Surgeon. 1995 ; Vol. 61, No. 6. pp. 513-515.
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