Pancreatic tuberculosis in an 18-year-old patient

Acta Chir Belg. 2021 May 19:1-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSummaryAn 18-year-old male patient presented with abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Subsequent laboratory investigations involving the patient's blood samples revealed an inflammatory syndrome. Subsequent radiographic investigations (CT scan, MRI, and endoscopic ultrasound with biopsies) led to the discovery of a heterogenic cystic lesion in the tail of the pancreas. Although the investigations orientated the diagnosis towards a pseudopapillary tumor, no certain pathological diagnosis could be obtained. After a multidisciplinary meeting, surgery was chosen as the designated therapeutic option. The patient underwent left pancreatectomy and no complications were encountered. The pathological examination revealed isolated pancreatic tuberculosis. Currently, the patient is under treatment and no longer presents any digestive symptoms.PMID:34006190
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research