Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2009 Mar;38(3):176-179.

A Case of Primary Pancreatic Lymphoma That Manifested with Acute Pancreatitis and Obstructive Jaundice

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. hjunyl@naver.com

Abstract

Primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL) is a rare form of extranodal lymphoma, and this accounts for less than 0.5% of all pancreatic tumors. Differentiating PPL from pancreatic adenocarcinoma is important because the prognosis and survival of PPL is much better than those of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Although the treatment usually consists of a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, PPL patient with biliary tract or gastrointestinal obstruction should undergo biliary or gastric bypass to relieve the symptoms. Herein, we describe a case of PPL with acute pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice, and the patient was successfully managed with endoscopic retrograde pancreatic and biliary drainage.

Keyword

Primary pancreatic lymphoma; Obstructive jaundice; Acute pancreatitis

MeSH Terms

Adenocarcinoma
Biliary Tract
Drainage
Gastric Bypass
Humans
Jaundice, Obstructive
Lymphoma
Pancreatitis
Prognosis
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