Pancreatic Tuberculosis mimicking Cystic Neoplasm

  • Anamika Jha MD, Lecturer, Department of Radiology, IOM, TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.


Tuberculosis is endemic in our part of the world and may have uncommon presentations like pancreatic involvement. A young male presented to the OPD with recent history of pain in epigastric region and was subsequently diagnosed with a multiloculated cystic neoplasm in pancreatic head region on ultrasonography & CT scan. The pancreatic origin was confirmed on surgery while the histopathological study revealed tuberculous nature. This case report highlights the importance of considering tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis in pancreatic masses, especially, with atypical appearances, in young patients or with background predisposing to TB and the need for histological diagnosis.
Keywords: Pancreatic tuberculosis, Cystic pancreatic lesion.
How to Cite
JHA, Anamika. Pancreatic Tuberculosis mimicking Cystic Neoplasm. Journal of Society of Surgeons of Nepal (JSSN), [S.l.], v. 20, n. 1, june 2018. ISSN 2392-4772. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 feb. 2019.
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