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Pseudo-tumoral hepatic tuberculosis discovered after surgical resection

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Author(s): Miloudi Nizar | Mzoughi Zeineb | Ben Abid Sadri | Sabbagh Safa | Marsaoui Lobna | Arfa Nafaa | Gharbi Lassaad | Khalfallah Mohamed Taher

Journal: Clinics and Practice
ISSN 2039-7275

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e27;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: hepatic tuberculosis | pseudo-tumoral | surgery | computed tomography | magnetic resonance imaging.

ABSTRACT
Pseudo-tumoral hepatic tuberculosis is rare. It is characterized by non-specific symptoms and radiological polymorphism. Diagnosis is problematic. This article presents three cases, each clinically different from each other, that illustrate how difficult diagnosis can be. The definitive diagnosis of pseudo-tumoral hepatic tuberculosis was reached on the basis of histological examination of surgical samples. Treatment of the disease based on appropriate anti-tubercular therapy generally gives a positive outcome.
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