CT features of genitourinary tuberculosis

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1997 Mar-Apr;21(2):254-8. doi: 10.1097/00004728-199703000-00016.


The genitourinary system is the most common site of extrapulmonary tuberculous infection. The diagnosis is difficult and often delayed. In this essay, we illustrate the CT features of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate gland, and seminal vesicles caused by tuberculosis.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Seminal Vesicles / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Tuberculosis, Male Genital / diagnostic imaging
  • Tuberculosis, Renal / diagnostic imaging
  • Tuberculosis, Urogenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ureteral Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Urography