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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7295496, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7295496
Case Report

Isolated Retropancreatic Tuberculous Lymphadenitis Mimicking Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Challenge

1Gastroenterology Division, Department of Medicine 1443, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Medicine 1443, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
3Gastroenterology Division, Department of Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, P.O. Box 59046, Riyadh 11525, Saudi Arabia

Received 22 January 2016; Accepted 5 May 2016

Academic Editor: Gregory Kouraklis

Copyright © 2016 H. Kuriry et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Tuberculosis as a cause of obstructive jaundice is a rare entity with only a few cases reported in the literature. Patients with this condition usually present with a protracted illness, jaundice, and weight loss, which may be confused with malignancies. We are reporting unusual case of isolated enlarged tuberculous lymph node compressing the common bile duct in the retropancreatic region and causing obstructive jaundice in an immunocompetent patient which to the best of our knowledge is the first case of isolated retropancreatic tuberculous lymphadenitis in Saudi Arabia.