Reference : Autoimmune Pancreatitis Mimicking Cancer of the Head of Pancreas: Report of Two Cases
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Endocrinology, metabolism & nutrition
Human health sciences : Oncology
Human health sciences : Gastroenterology & hepatology
Human health sciences : Surgery
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1187
Autoimmune Pancreatitis Mimicking Cancer of the Head of Pancreas: Report of Two Cases
English
Servais, Anne-Marie [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Administration des patients - Inscription policliniques >]
Pestieau, Sophie R [> > > >]
Detry, Olivier mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Honore, Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Belaiche, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Hépato-gastroentérologie ]
Boniver, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Anatomie et cytologie pathologiques ]
Jacquet, Nicolas [Université de Liège - ULg > > > >]
2001
Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica
64
2, Apr-Jun
227-30
Yes (verified by ORBi)
National
International
0001-5644
[en] surgery ; pancreas ; cancer
[en] Autoimmune pancreatitis has been characterised in 1995, but only a few cases have been published since then, most of them from Japan. This report describes the cases of two Belgian male patients who presented with isolated obstructive jaundice. Radiological imaging studies were highly suggestive of carcinoma of the head of pancreas and both patients underwent uneventful cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomy with portal vein resection. Pathological analysis of the removed tissues suggested an autoimmune process in both cases. Both patients had hyper-gammaglobulinemia and antinuclear antibodies, but failed to show evidence of any other autoimmune disease or cause of chronic pancreatitis. In both cases final diagnosis was autoimmune pancreatitis. Preoperative clinical suspicion of this diagnosis is mandatory and may avoid unnecessary surgery in future cases.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1187

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