Autoimmune pancreatitis in an Asian-dominant American population.

  title={Autoimmune pancreatitis in an Asian-dominant American population.},
  author={Chuong T. Tran and Owen Chan and Livingston M F Wong and Linda L Wong},
  journal={Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health},
  volume={71 1},
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare type of chronic pancreatitis that occurs predominantly in males and was first described in the Asian population. The following study seeks to characterize autoimmune pancreatitis in Hawai'i's Asian-dominant population through a retrospective review of 65 pancreaticoduodenectomy cases performed between 2000 and 2010. Three of the 65 pancreaticoduodenectomies were diagnosed with autoimmune pancreatitis, and 3 additional cases were diagnosed prior to surgery. All… CONTINUE READING