DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20211314

Isolated pancreatic tuberculosis presenting as obstructive jaundice

Muhammad Salman Shafique, Sayyam Fatima

Abstract


A 36-year-old male patient presented in surgical clinic with complaints of abdominal pain and progressively increasing yellowish discoloration of his skin and sclera for last 1 month. He was deeply jaundiced with mild tenderness in epigastric region. He had a strong family history of tuberculosis. Diagnostic work-up revealed obstructive jaundice secondary to pancreatic tuberculosis. Tomographic examination revealed a pancreatic head mass with peripancreatic lymphadenopathy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) showed a mass at pancreatic head region & EUS guided fine needle aspiration revealed tuberculosis. Patient was started on anti-tubercular therapy with gradual improvement of symptoms over the course of treatment.


Keywords


Extrahepatic biliary obstruction, Pancreatic tuberculosis, Anti-tuberculosis treatment, Endoscopic ultrasound

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