, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 355-369
Date: 02 Feb 2010

Japanese consensus guidelines for management of autoimmune pancreatitis: II. Extrapancreatic lesions, differential diagnosis

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II. Extrapancreatic lesions, differential diagnosis

II-1. Extrapancreatic lesions

CQ-II-1-1. What kind of extrapancreatic lesions are complicated with AIP?

  • A variety of extrapancreatic lesions are reported to be complicated with AIP. Among those cited are close association with lachrymal and salivary gland lesions, hilar lymphadenopathy, interstitial pneumonitis, sclerosing cholangitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and tubulointerstitial nephritis.

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A variety of extrapancreatic lesions are reported to be complicated with AIP, and close associations have been pointed out with lachrymal and salivary gland lesions (Fig. 1) [1], hilar lymphadenopathy [2], sclerosing cholangitis [3, 4], retroperitoneal fibrosis (Fig. 2) [5], and tubulointerstitial nephritis [6]. Associations were also reported with hypophysitis [7], chronic thyroiditis [8], and prostatitis [9]. Other extrapancreatic involvements have been reported in a few cases [1012]. Though it is not certain that all of them have a r ...

This article is the second of a three-article series on the Japanese consensus guidelines. Please see the first article in the series (doi:10.1007/s00535-009-0184-x) for the abstract, keywords, and names of committee members.