CT appearances in macronodular hepatosplenic tuberculosis: a review with five additional new cases

Comput Med Imaging Graph. 1992 Nov-Dec;16(6):381-7. doi: 10.1016/0895-6111(92)90056-f.


Pseudotumoral or macronodular hepatosplenic tuberculosis (HSTB) is rare. Only 31 cases have been documented in imaging literature so far. Presented is the clinico-imaging review with five additional new cases of this uncommon variety. Due to nonspecific wide spectrum of imaging appearances, biopsy is mandatory in almost all cases. Clinical recovery and resolution of lesions on imaging may not be directly proportional.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Fever of Unknown Origin / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / complications
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / pathology
  • Tuberculosis, Splenic / complications
  • Tuberculosis, Splenic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tuberculosis, Splenic / pathology
  • Ultrasonography