oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Tuberculosis of the pancreas mimicking carcinoma: Report of a case

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Despite the relatively high prevalence of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Zimbabwe involvement of the pancreas has not been documented in our region. We report a case of a patient who was thought to have an inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma at laparatomy, but biopsy of the pancreatic mass proved to be caseating tuberculosis. The patient improved on anti-tuberculosis treatment. There is a review of the literature.

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