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Clin Radiol. 2012 Jun;67(6):596-604. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2011.11.003. Epub 2011 Dec 31.

CT appearances of abdominal tuberculosis.

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Department of Medical Imaging, University of Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. leewk33@hotmail.com

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review and illustrate the spectrum of computed tomography (CT) appearances of abdominal tuberculosis. Tuberculosis can affect any organ or tissue in the abdomen, and can be mistaken for other inflammatory or neoplastic conditions. The most common sites of tuberculosis in the abdomen include lymph nodes, genitourinary tract, peritoneal cavity and gastrointestinal tract. The liver, spleen, biliary tract, pancreas and adrenals are rarely affected, but are more likely in HIV-seropositive patients and in miliary tuberculosis. This article should alert the radiologist to consider abdominal tuberculosis in the correct clinical setting to ensure timely diagnosis and enable appropriate treatment.

PMID:
22212637
DOI:
10.1016/j.crad.2011.11.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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