Tuberculosis: a benign impostor

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Mar;194(3):555-61. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3055.


Objective: The purpose of this article is to illustrate the overlapping radiologic patterns in proven tuberculosis cases in patients initially referred to our cancer center for presumed malignancy.

Conclusion: Tuberculosis can simulate malignancy both clinically and radiologically, especially in its extrapulmonary form.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms / pathology
  • Tuberculosis / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis / pathology