Autoimmune pancreatitis: An important diagnostic consideration in obstructive jaundice due to a pancreatic mass lesion

M. P. Swan, M. J. Bourke, A. D. Hopper, V. Kwan, S. J. Williams

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Autoimmune or immunoglobulin G subtype (IgG4) pancreatitis is a newly recognised clinical entity and is an important differential diagnosis for patients presenting with obstructive jaundice. Knowledge of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) continues to evolve both for pathogenesis and management; however diagnosis is often not straightforward or even considered, therefore a high index of suspicion remains an important tool for the treating physician. The six cases presented illustrate both the difficulties in diagnosis as well as management of this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-725
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Pancreatic malignancy

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