A case of primary pancreatic non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma mimicking autoimmune pancreatitis

Andrea Anderloni, Chiara Genco, Marco Ballarè, Stefania Carmagnola, Serena Battista, Alessandro Repici

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Non Hodgkin lymphoma frequently involves the gastrointestinal tract, in particular the stomach and the small bowel. Rarely, it can also be a cause of pancreatic masses. Clinical presentation is often non-specific and may overlap with other pancreatic conditions such as carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumours and autoimmune pancreatitis. We report a case of primary pancreatic lymphoma in a young woman with jaundice, fever and abdominal pain mimicking autoimmune pancreatitis. Clinical evaluation included the abdominal Computed Tomography scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy that revealed a large duodenal mass. Endoscopic biopsies were performed and eventually histological examination was coherent with a diagnosis of primary pancreatic lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Primary pancreatic lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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