Eosinophilic gastroenteritis mimicking pancreatic cancer
- Correspondence to: Dr S Hughes, Southmead Hospital, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK;
- Received 28 August 2001
- Accepted 26 March 2002
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a condition characterised by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract. Biliary obstruction is an unusual presentation. A case where the initial investigations were consistent with carcinoma of the head of pancreas but the resection specimen showed no malignancy is presented. The diagnosis was suspected from a review of the patient’s past history and confirmed by re-examination of the histology.