Issue: 2015 > August > case report

Thinking beyond the mass: ANCA-associated vasculitis mimicking a pancreatic malignancy

A.J.R. De Bie, M.J.E. Dekker, I.C. Vermeulen Windsant, S. Nikkessen, T.B.J. Demeyere, C.J.A.M. Konings, I.H.J.T. de Hingh, C.F.M. Franssen, G.J.M. Creemers
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Isolated pancreatic involvement is a rare initial presentation in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. We report a patient with a suspected malignant pancreatic mass, referred to our hospital for pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, the pancreatic mass proved to be the initial manifestation of ANCA-associated vasculitis.