Autoimmune Pancreatitis Type 2: Disentangling a Rare Entity of Obstructive JaundiceCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Dimosthenis Chrysikos,
Gortynias 9 Ano Glyfada, Athens, Post Code 16561, Greece.
Autoimmune Pancreatitis (AIP) can be a clinical challenge in diagnosis and treatment. It often presents with painless obstructive jaundice, which mimics pancreatic cancer. Surgical treatment is not recommended in the management of AIP. However, there are cases of AIP that were diagnosed after surgical resection, due to suspicion of malignancy. Improvement in radiological imaging modalities, offer an accurate diagnosis. We hereby present the case of a 52-year-old female patient with obstructive jaundice who was diagnosed with AIP Type 2, after a meticulous diagnostic workup. The response to high doses of corticosteroids prevented her from unnecessary surgery. Her symptoms were alleviated by biliary stenting.
Corticosteroid therapy, Idiopathic pancreatitis, Immunoglobulin G4, Lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing
Dimosthenis Chrysikos, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Constantine G Zografos, Olga Bellou. AUTOIMMUNE PANCREATITIS TYPE 2: DISENTANGLING A RARE ENTITY OF OBSTRUCTIVE JAUNDICE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 May [cited: 2018 May 23 ]; 12:PD01-PD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 04, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Oct 12, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 15, 2018
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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