Pancreatic pseudotumors associated with multifocal idiopathic fibrosclerosis

Gastrointest Radiol. 1988;13(1):30-2. doi: 10.1007/BF01889019.


Two patients with multifocal idiopathic fibrosclerosis and sclerosing cholangitis developed biliary obstruction due to a fibrotic pancreatic pseudotumor. The masslike fibrosis mimicked pancreatic carcinoma on sonography and cholangio-pancreatography. In one patient sonography was successfully used to assess the response of the pseudotumor to corticosteroid therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cholangitis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fibrosis / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas / pathology
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Sclerosis / diagnosis*