[Pseudotumoral form of hepatic tuberculosis. Apropos of a case report]

Ann Gastroenterol Hepatol (Paris). 1985 Jun;21(3):135-6.
[Article in French]


Concerning one case of autonomous hepatic tuberculosis in a pseudo-tumoral aspect, the difficulties of making the diagnosis are brought to light. Liver biopsy is the best examination to clarify things, either performed under ultrasonic control or during surgery. This biopsy permits pathologic examination and culture of a liver fragment in Lowenstein medium. But in fact, only isolation of the tubercle bacillus at the liver level confirms presence of tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / pathology
  • Tuberculosis, Hepatic / pathology*