Eosinophilic pancreatitis mimicking pancreatic neoplasia


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CAY A., IMAMOGLU M., Cobanoglu U.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.20, no.5, pp.361-364, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2006/386918
  • Journal Name: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-364
  • Keywords: eosinophilic gastroenteritis, eosinophilic pancreatitis, hypereosinophilic syndrome, GASTROENTERITIS

Abstract

Eosinophilic pancreatitis (EP) is a rare disease. It typically occurs in the setting of either eosinophilic gastroenteritis or the hypereosinophilic syndrome. Isolated eosinophilic infiltration of the pancreas is less common. EP usually presents as a pancreatic turnout with abdominal pain and/or obstructive jaundice. The diagnosis is often not made until after pancreatic resection under suspicion of a pancreatic tumour.