Autoimmune pancreatitis associated with renal lesions mimicking metastatic tumours

Rudmik, Lucas; Trpkov, Kiril; Nash, Carla; Kinnear, Susan; Falck, Vincent; Dushinski, John; Dixon, Elijah
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/15/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p367
Academic Journal
Case Study
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that is often misdiagnosed as pancreatic cancer. Since autoimmune pancreatitis is benign and responds to steroid management, it is important to diagnose it to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention. We describe a novel case of IgG4-associated autoimmune pancreatitis presenting with tubulointerstitial nephritis as renal lesions mimicking metastatic tumours but with no change in renal function.


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