Tuberculous pseudotumors of the liver

Am J Med. 1976 Dec;61(6):946-51. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(76)90420-4.


A 35 year old man presented with fever, weight loss and adenopathy. The clinical presentation, laboratory studies, liver scan and laparotomy all suggested metastatic carcinoma. Bacteriologic and pathologic studies established a diagnosis of macronodular tuberculosis isolated to the liver. Response to antituberculous drug therapy was rapid. Review of the literature revealed this case to be a rare example of tuberculous pseudotumors of the liver.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Liver Neoplasms / pathology
  • Male
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / drug therapy
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / pathology


  • Antitubercular Agents