Pancreaticoduodenal tuberculosis simulating metastatic ovarian carcinoma
AH Zalev | JS Sacks | RE Warren
patient from Thailand presented with symptoms suggestive
of peptic ulceration. Radiology showed an ulcerated
duodenal stricture, a pancreaticoduodenal mass and extensive
retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy suggestive of metastatic
carcinoma. Tuberculosis was diagnosed only at laparotomy.
The incidence of tuberculosis is increasing, and alimentary
tuberculosis should be considered in patients from populations
at risk presenting with obscure abdominal complaints
or unexplained radiologic findings.