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Journal of Radiological Review 2021 March;8(1):36-8

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.21.00091-9

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A case of autoimmune pancreatitis with a rare extra-pancreatic manifestation

Sara VARELLO , Giulia LAVAZZA, Tommaso PERELLI, Paolo FONIO

Unit of Radiology, Department of Surgical Sciences, Molinette Hospital, Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy



Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a particular type of pancreatitis of presumed autoimmune etiology. Currently, AIP should be diagnosed based on combination of clinical, serological, radiological, and histopathological features. When diagnosing AIP, it is most important to differentiate it from pancreatic cancer. The authors reported the case of a man with autoimmune pancreatitis associated to a rare complication: aortitis. The patient presents all the peculiar radiological features of the pathology. In fact, the computed tomography demonstrates an enlarged and hypodense pancreas (“sausage-shaped” appearance) and thickened abdominal aortic wall.


KEY WORDS: Autoimmune pancreatitis; Aortitis; Case reports

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