Pancreatic tuberculous abscess mimicking as cystic neoplasm: A rare initial manifestation of AIDS‑defining illness

Chavadi, Chanabasappa and Rao, Pallavi and Mahale, Ajit (2015) Pancreatic tuberculous abscess mimicking as cystic neoplasm: A rare initial manifestation of AIDS‑defining illness. Journal of HIV & Human Reproduction, 3 (1). pp. 20-22.

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Abstract

A pancreatic tuberculous abscess is extremely rare, considered to be an AIDS‑defining illness in HIV‑positive patients. It is even rare to present as an initial manifestation of AIDS. We present a case that presented with epigastric pain, fever, and reduced appetite. The cystic pancreatic lesion was identified and computed tomography‑guided fine needle aspiration proved it to be a tuberculous abscess, confirmed by demonstration of acid fact bacilli in the pus aspirated. Although rare, it must be considered in the differentials in HIV‑positive patients and can be confirmed by minimally invasive image‑guided aspiration with microbiological or histopathological evaluation. Etiopathogenesis, presentation, and review of the literature is been summarized.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computed tomography, fine needle aspiration, pancreas, tuberculous abscess
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Radio Diagnosis and Imaging
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 15:01
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2015 15:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144597

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