Thinking beyond the mass: ANCA-associated vasculitis mimicking a pancreatic malignancy

A. J. R. De Bie*, M. J. E. Dekker, I. C. Vermeulen Windsant, S. Nikkessen, T. B. J. Demeyere, C. J. A. M. Konings, I. H. J. T. de Hingh, C. F. M. Franssen, G. J. M. Creemers

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Abstract

Isolated pancreatic involvement is a rare initial presentation in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. We report a patient with a suspected malignant pancreatic mass, referred to our hospital for pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, the pancreatic mass proved to be the initial manifestation of ANCA-associated vasculitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalThe Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Volume73
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2015

Keywords

  • ANCA-associated vasculitis
  • pancreatic mass
  • pancreatitis
  • malignancy
  • WEGENERS-GRANULOMATOSIS

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