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Tuberculosis of the pancreas diagnosed with needle aspiration

Riaz, AA; Singh, A; Robshaw, P and Isla, AM (2002) In Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 34(4). p.303-304
Abstract
Tuberculosis of the pancreas is very rare and can present with many signs and symptoms, including obstructive jaundice, weight loss and a mass in the head of the pancreas. Hence the diagnosis of pancreatic tuberculosis remains a challenge and a high index of suspicion is required. If a turnout is suspected then an ultrasound- or CT-guided fine needle aspiration should be performed. Even if the initial microbiological results are negative, using conventional techniques, PCR can yield more rapid results and avoid an unnecessary laparotomy.
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Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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34
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4
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303 - 304
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Informa Healthcare
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  • wos:000175518300013
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1651-1980
DOI
10.1080/00365540110077416
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English
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  abstract     = {Tuberculosis of the pancreas is very rare and can present with many signs and symptoms, including obstructive jaundice, weight loss and a mass in the head of the pancreas. Hence the diagnosis of pancreatic tuberculosis remains a challenge and a high index of suspicion is required. If a turnout is suspected then an ultrasound- or CT-guided fine needle aspiration should be performed. Even if the initial microbiological results are negative, using conventional techniques, PCR can yield more rapid results and avoid an unnecessary laparotomy.},
  author       = {Riaz, AA and Singh, A and Robshaw, P and Isla, AM},
  issn         = {1651-1980},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {303--304},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases},
  title        = {Tuberculosis of the pancreas diagnosed with needle aspiration},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00365540110077416},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2002},
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