n South African Journal of Surgery - Primary pancreatic lymphoma in an HIV patient : dilemmas in diagnosis and management : case report

Volume 46, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



The HIV pandemic has introduced a new dimension to the diagnosis and management of pancreatic head masses, adding opportunistic infections and malignancy to the differential diagnosis. Tuberculosis and Kaposi's sarcoma have been well described as primarily involving the pancreas and are diseases which can in theory be managed medically without surgical resection. We report another obscure malignancy that adds to this quandary in the HIV-positive patient.

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