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HPB Surgery
Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 209-213
Case Report

Tuberculous Pancreatic Abscess: A Rare Condition Mimicking Carcinoma

1Department of Surgery, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
2Department of Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, RPMS, Du Cane Road, London W12 ONN, United Kingdom

Received 8 August 1991; Accepted 24 October 1991

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


We report a rare case of obstructive jaundice caused by a tuberculous abscess in the head of pancreas, mimicking carcinoma. The case was successfully treated by pylorus-preserving proximal pancreatoduodenectomy and antituberculous drugs.