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Isolated hepatic tuberculosis

Author(s): Bangroo A | Malhotra Amit

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Focal hepatic tuberculosis | isolated hepatic tuberculosis | tubercular granuloma | tubercular liver abscess

Hepatic tuberculosis is usually associated with an active pulmonary or miliary tuberculosis, but rarely localizes as a liver tumor mass. The clinical presentation of isolated liver tuberculosis is so rare and atypical that it challenges the clinical acumen of the treating physician. Diagnostic modalities like ultrasound and computed tomography can miss the diagnosis. Ultimately, the diagnosis is confirmed by demonstrating an acid fast Mycobacterium in aspirated pus or necrotic material.
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