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Free Content Computed tomography and angiography in hepatic tuberculosis mimicking liver tumor

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Tuberculosis is one of the most common and well-documented infectious diseases, with a vast variety of clinical manifestations. A case of isolated hepatic tuberculosis mimicking liver tumor is presented. The patient was a 44-year-old man who had suffered from intermittent epigastralgia for about 2 years. Abdominal computed tomography demonstrated a low density mass with internal calcification over the left lobe of the liver. Celiac angiography showed encasement of the hepatic propia and occlusion of the left hepatic artery. Abnormal tortuous vascular structures were found at the hepatic hilar region. The patient underwent surgical intervention under the impression of left liver tumor. Microscopically, the resected liver tissue specimen revealed tuberculosis.
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Keywords: hepatic tuberculosis

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taiwan 2: Division of Gastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taiwan 3: Division of Pathology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taiwan 4: Division of Diagnostic Radiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Publication date: 2001-09-01

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