Isolated tuberculous hepatic abscess

Aust N Z J Surg. 1987 Jun;57(6):409-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1987.tb01386.x.


Tuberculous hepatic abscess occurs rarely, most of these being associated with tuberculosis at other sites. Only 11 reports of isolated tuberculous hepatic abscess have been made in the English literature. A further case of isolated tuberculous hepatic abscess is reported with particular emphasis on the difficulty that may be encountered in reaching the correct diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Australia
  • Chile / ethnology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Abscess / diagnosis*
  • Liver Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / diagnostic imaging