Isolated giant tuberculomata of the liver detected by computed tomography

Gastrointest Radiol. 1989 Fall;14(4):305-7. doi: 10.1007/BF01889223.


Isolated giant tuberculomata of the liver are rare, and they are frequently misdiagnosed as primary or secondary tumors of the liver. We describe the computed tomography findings in 2 patients with giant tuberculomata of the liver. One patient had a large low-attenuation lesion with rim enhancement after contrast. The other patient had multiple calcific lesions that did not enhance but showed a rim of hypoattenuation after contrast. Biopsy established the diagnosis and both patients recovered with antituberculous chemotherapy.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tuberculoma / pathology
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / pathology