Primary macronodular hepatic tuberculosis: US and CT appearances

Gastrointest Radiol. 1990 Fall;15(4):307-9. doi: 10.1007/BF01888805.


Tuberculosis of the liver is uncommon except in association with miliary dissemination. Although hepatic involvement by tuberculosis tends to be diffuse, the macronodular or pseudotumor forms are rare. In addition, reports of actual imaging of tuberculous liver involvement are rare. A 5-year-old boy with a febrile illness due to macronodular hepatic tuberculosis, demonstrated by abdominal computed tomography (CT), and diagnosed by liver biopsy is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Liver / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver / pathology
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / pathology
  • Ultrasonography