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Idiopathic duct-centric pancreatitis: disease description and endoscopic ultrasonography-guided trucut biopsy diagnosis.
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PMID:  21525775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recent data demonstrate the presence of two autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) subtypes. All existing endoscopic ultrasonography-guided trucut biopsy (EUS-TCB) data pertain to type 1 disease. Our aim is to determine if EUS-TCB samples are sufficient for diagnosing type 2 AIP.
METHODS: This is a retrospective case series conducted in an academic tertiary care center. Patients included those with type 2 AIP (n = 5), retrospectively identified from a database of all patients with AIP, diagnosed by HISORt criteria (n = 125). The primary outcome measure was the diagnostic capability of EUS-TCB for type 2 AIP.
RESULTS: 5 patients (4 male, 1 female; mean age 39.6 years) who underwent EUS-TCB were diagnosed with type 2 AIP. The serum IgG(4) level was elevated in 1 of the 4 patients tested. CT/MRI revealed diffuse pancreas enlargement (n = 3), a pancreas head mass (n = 1), and a normal pancreas (n = 1). Prior to EUS, AIP was not specifically suspected, but part of a broad differential (n = 3) or not suspected at all (n = 2). Fine-needle aspiration was negative for neoplasia and AIP. The TCB histology was definitive (n = 4) or suggestive (n = 1) for type 2 AIP. No complications developed.
CONCLUSIONS: EUS-TCB may be safe and may provide sufficient material to definitively diagnose type 2 AIP. and IAP.
Michael J Levy; Thomas C Smyrk; Naoki Takahashi; Lizhi Zhang; Suresh T Chari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1424-3911     ISO Abbreviation:  Pancreatology     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-09     Completed Date:  2011-09-27     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100966936     Medline TA:  Pancreatology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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MeSH Terms
Autoimmune Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*
Biopsy, Needle
Endosonography / methods*
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Ducts / pathology*
Pancreatitis / complications,  diagnosis*
Retrospective Studies
Ultrasonography, Interventional

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